[Federal Register: May 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 96)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
[Page 27925-27926]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 381

[Docket No. FSIS-2007-0045]

Use of Turkey Shackle in Bar-Type Cut Operations; Correcting 

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.


SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the 
Federal poultry products inspection regulations to correct an 
inadvertent error in the required shackle width for Bar-type cut turkey 
operations that use J-type cut maximum line speeds.

DATES: This amendment is effective May 19, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Burke, Risk and Innovations 
Management Division, Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2-2118 George Washington Carver 
Center, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, (301) 504-0843.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 8, 2008, FSIS published a final 
rule that provides that turkey slaughter establishments that open 
turkey carcasses with Bar-type cuts may operate at the maximum line 
speeds established for J-type cuts if they use a shackle with a 4-inch 
by 4-inch selector (or kickout), a 45 degree bend of the lower 2 
inches, an extended central loop portion of the shackle that lowers the 
abdominal cavity opening of the carcasses to an angle of 30 degrees 
from the vertical in direct alignment with the inspector's view, and a 
width of 10.5 inches (73 FR 51899). The specified shackle width of 10.5 
inches is a typographical error, and the correct width is 10 inches. 
This notice corrects the error and amends Sec.  381.68 to specify the 
correct 10-inch shackle width for Bar-type cut turkey operations that 
use J-type cut maximum line speeds.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this 
proposed rule, FSIS will announce it online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/2010_
Notices_Index/index.asp. FSIS will also make copies of this Federal 
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List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 381

    Poultry product inspection, Post-mortem.

For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 9 CFR part 381 is corrected 
by making the following correcting amendment:


1. The authority citation for part 381 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.

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Sec.  381.68  [Corrected]

2. In Sec.  381.68, the second sentence of paragraph (a) is amended by 
removing ``10.5'' and adding in its place ``10''.

    Done at Washington, DC, on May 13, 2010.
Alfred V. Almanza,
[FR Doc. 2010-11996 Filed 5-18-10; 8:45 am]