Computer Generated Export Stamp
A computer generated export stamp is a label displaying the export stamp features and may be used in place of the FSIS rubber stamp. It can be printed on a label with other required labeling features or separately.
An establishment can implement this alternative method of applying the export stamp to a container under the following conditions. The export stamp:
- must be equal in size and an exact impression of the FSIS rubber export stamp;
- must not be printed until authorized by the inspector and on the basis of an assigned export certificate number;
- must be printed only in the quantity needed for application to the consignment. Any excess labels must be destroyed.; and
- must be applied in such a manner that prevents the possibility of re-use.
The establishment is responsible for assuring that product is stamped properly. The stamped consignment must be available to the FSIS official for inspection/re-inspection.
FSIS allows the continued use of this stamping procedure only if it remains acceptable to the receiving country. It must also continue to meet the above requirements and result in no increase in stamping errors.