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FSIS provides information to producers and agricultural businesses to help them maintain compliance with federally defined regulations for their establishments.
inspector Salmonella Compliance Guidelines for Small and Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments that Produce Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Products (Sep 19, 2012; PDF Only))
This document is intended to assist small and very small meat and poultry establishments that manufacture ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products in understanding the regulatory requirements associated with safe production of these products with respect to Salmonella and other pathogens.
inspection FSIS Compliance Guideline: Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Post-lethality Exposed Ready-to-Eat (RTE) Meat and Poultry Products (Sep 2012; PDF Only
This compliance guideline provides specific recommendations that establishments producing post-lethality exposed ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry product may follow to meet the requirements of 9 CFR part 430, the Listeria Rule. Access Regulations.gov to submit comments. Comments will be accepted until November 16, 2012.
group FSIS Compliance Guideline for Meat and Poultry Jerky Produced by Small and Very Small Plants (Jul 25, 2012; PDF Only)
The purpose of this document is to provide small and very small meat and poultry plants with guidance material and updated information on the safe manufacture of jerky.

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HACCP Guidance
HACCP final rule, information and guidance material of interest to establishments, inspectors, small and very small plants, producers and agricultural businesses.

Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange
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Labeling Guidance
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Small & Very Small Plant Outreach
Provides technical guidance and assistance to meet the specific needs of small and very small meat, poultry and egg processing plants.

Last Modified: October 4, 2012



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