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Undenatured Inedible Meat Products
FSIS is responsible for ensuring that domestic and imported meat, poultry and egg products distributed in U.S. commerce as human food are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. This authority extends to the control of undenatured inedible meat and egg products that have the appearance of being fit for human consumption, but are intended for the manufacture of articles not for human food. FSIS permits the movement of imported undenatured inedible meat and egg products, subject to approval of a permit issued by FSIS and prior notice given in advance of the arrival of each shipment moving under this permit. Inedible poultry must be denatured regardless of the intended use (9CFR 381.193). Undenatured inedible permits are not issued by FSIS for any inedible product that is denatured. To request an approval to import undenatured inedible meat or egg products, applicants may contact the Office of International Affairs, Import Inspection Division at (202) 720-9904, or e-mail importinspection@fsis.usda.gov for more details.

Last Modified: August 24, 2012


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