|Food Safety and Inspection
United States Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20250-3700
Congressional and Public Affairs
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
UNDER SECRETARY FOR FOOD SAFETY
April 1, 2002
“On Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled that USDA's modified HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) fully complies with the requirements of the federal meat and poultry inspection laws.
“This pilot project is a new idea, designed to modernize on-line slaughter inspection. Through HIMP, information on product defects is gathered in real-time, helping plants make immediate corrections when problems occur in their processes.
“HIMP is one program in our efforts to continually improve and enhance our meat and poultry inspection system. This court decision will allow us to try new ideas that are based on science and provide a safer meat and poultry supply for Americans.”
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