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- Residue Testing; National Residue Program
- Screening Tests
2014 Residue Sampling Plans ("Blue Book")
This document presents a comprehensive explanation of the process used to plan the U.S. National Residue Program (NRP) for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products for the year 2014. Program plans for past years are also available.
2012 U.S. National Residue Sample Results ("Red Book")
The Red Book explains FSIS' chemical residue sampling plans and presents NRP testing results for 2012. Earlier editions of the Red Book are also available.
Residue Repeat Violators List
These lists, provided in PDF and Excel spreadsheet format, contain information to help establishments, Livestock Markets as well as inspection program personnel identify residue history of produces.
User Guide (PDF Only)
Residue Repeat Violator List for Use by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel | xls (Nov 27, 2014)
Part I - This part is intended to assist Inspection Program Personnel identify producers with more than one residue violation in the last 12 months either in the same establishment or different establishments.
- Residue Repeat Violator List for Use by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel | xls (Nov 27, 2014)
User Guide (PDF Only)
Residue Repeat Violator List for Use by Livestock Markets and Establishments | xls (Nov 27, 2014)
Part II - This part is intended to assist establishments and Livestock Markets to identify producers with more than one residue violation in the last 12 months either in the same establishment or different establishments. Part II contains only the names of the producers listed by states.
- Residue Repeat Violator List for Use by Livestock Markets and Establishments | xls (Nov 27, 2014)
Residue Related Policies
View a consolidated listing of Federal Register and FSIS Notices related to residue testing policy.
NRP Quarterly Report
This quarterly report summarizes chemical residue results for the United States National Residue Program for meat, poultry, and egg products. The results in this report cover the domestic (scheduled and inspector-generated) and import sampling programs.
KIS™ Test Instructions (PDF Only)
Guidance document which provides instruction for conducting residue in-plant tests.
FSIS Dioxin Related Activities
Page includes links to dioxin resources and historical information. FSIS conducts periodic surveys to gather information on dioxins, furans, and dioxin-like PCBs in U.S. meat and poultry products as part of a continuing effort to understand and characterize potential contaminants in the food supply.
- Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds In the U.S. Domestic Meat and Poultry Supply (Oct 8, 2009; PDF Only)
FSIS Testing Results for Melamine in Retail Meat and Poultry (May 2009; PDF Only)
FSIS collected retail samples of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products to test for the presence of melamine. This action was prompted by public health concerns regarding melamine contamination of imported milk-derived food ingredients in FDA-regulated products. None of the products tested by FSIS posed a public health concern.
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