FSIS has tailored a training
program to prepare the Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) to work
as part of an in-plant team in establishments that slaughter different
animal species and process different types of food products. The
training – Entry Training for PHV – is a nine week program which is
focused on FSIS’ mission of improving and protecting public
health. The three weeks classroom curriculum is designed to cover
three main categories: FSIS as a public health regulatory agency,
animal dispositions/food safety, and FSIS administrative overview.
The other six weeks consist of three weeks spent in the plant environment
with an assigned mentor and three weeks of Food Safety Regulatory
Essentials (FSRE) training.
Inspection of Tuberculin Reactors (PDF Only)
This guideline describes the minimum requirements necessary
to complete the examination of T.B. reactors. Its purpose is
to assure the uniform examination of cattle carcasses.