Thursday, April 21, 2011

FSIS Announces Final Rule for Interstate Shipment of State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Products

On April 19, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a final rule that will broaden the market for smaller state-inspected plants. This voluntary cooperative interstate shipment program will allow select establishments to ship meat and poultry products, bearing an official USDA mark of inspection, across state lines.

Advance copy of the document, Cooperative Inspection Programs: Interstate Shipment of Meat and Poultry Products (Apr 19, 2011), submitted to Office of the Federal Register is available here

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