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Beginning May 29, 2012, PHIS has replaced the Automated Import Information System (AIIS) and the Performance Based Inspection System (PBIS). Get information regarding implementation here.

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FSIS has assembled food safety resources designed to assist plants with their Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) systems. You may access materials especially for small and very small plants. Or, download generic HACCP models. A list of additional HACCP and food safety Resources & Information is provided.

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Access Compliance Guidelines, the Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory and other information, releases, and instruction developed to assist producers and agricultural businesses in maintaining compliance with food safety regulations.

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Learn more about FSIS' cooperative agreements with government agencies and other partners; review solicitation announcements and application instructions. (Grant opportunities with the Federal government are described in more detail at Grants.gov.)

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FSIS and its partners have developed or recommend these guidance materials to reinforce science-driven, risk-based programs for controlling foodborne hazards (e.g., HACCP) and extend their application to the transportation, storage, retailing and delivery of meat, poultry, and egg products.

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This is your starting point for export information and country requirements, import and equivalence information, and import/export trade data.

For More Information on Food Defense & Emergency Response Guidance Materials
FSIS offers food defense and emergency response guidelines that all segments of the population, including meat, poultry, and egg products plants can use to ensure that the products they produce and consume remain safe and secure.

For More Information on Workforce Training
FSIS relies heavily on technology in order to deliver food safety training to a widely dispersed and diverse audience. The Online References may be helpful to businesses and partners developing their own training programs.

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Look here for news about upcoming and past public meetings and events; obtain background information, press releases, and agendas.

For More Information Regarding Advisory Committee Reports
Here you will find the membership and charter information, along with the final reports, concerning the National Advisory Committee on Meat & Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) and National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).

Last Modified: July 24, 2012



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