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FSIS Requests Input on Meat Slaughter Industry Survey.

Monday, April 21, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is planning a new survey of the meat slaughter industry to collect information on food safety practices and technologies.  The goal is to update data last collected in 2004.  FSIS will use the information to estimate costs in regulatory impact analyses, to evaluate the effectiveness of its meat inspection program and to conduct analyses to assess the industry's food safety technologies, sanitation practices, microbiological testing practices, and recall readiness.


Prior to the survey, FSIS is inviting comments on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of FSIS's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and  ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology.  Comments are due by May 21.

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