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Proprietary Substances



 Guidance for Proprietary Substances

Guidance document pertaining to poultry scald and hog scald agents, tripe denuding, release and rendering agents and other proprietary substances.

 Inks Used to Brand Meat and Poultry Parts or Carcasses






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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Ave.
Room 602 - Annex Building
Washington, DC  20250
Telephone:  202-205-0279
          Fax:  202-205-3625
        Email:  FSIS.Labeling@fsis.usda.gov
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