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FSIS Directives

Import Information
Index of Equivalence Related Policies
This page contains a collection of FSIS Notices and FSIS Directives related to equivalence, organized by number. For more regulatory information, please visit the Regulations, Directives & Notices page.


- FSIS Directives provide official communications and instruction to Agency personnel in carrying out their functions.
  • 5000.1: Verifying an Establishment's Food Safety System - Revision 3 (Jun 24, 2008; PDF only; 100 pp)
  • 5000.2: Review of Establishment Data by Inspection Personnel - Revision 2 (Dec 4, 2008; PDF only; 6 pp)
  • 5000.5: Verification of Less Than Daily (LTD) Sanitation Procedures In Processing Operations - Revision 1 (Sep 28, 20119; PDF Only; 19 pp)
  • 5100.1: Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Comprehensive Food Safety Assessment Methodology - Revision 3 (Aug 23, 2011, 2008; PDF Only; 27 pp)
  • 5100.2: Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Responsibilities Related to Recalls and Consumer Complaints (Oct 4, 2005; PDF Only; 6 pp)
  • 5110.2: Cross-Utilization of Poultry Graders and Food Inspectors - Revision 1 (April 13, 1992; PDF Only; 5 pp)
  • 5400.5: Inspection System Activities (Nov 11, 1997; PDF Only; 35 pp)
  • 6000.1: Responsibilities Related to Foreign Animal Diseases (FADs) and Reportable Conditions - Revision 1 (Aug 3, 2005; PDF only; 6 pp)
  • 6100.1: Ante-Mortem Livestock Inspection - Revision 1 (Apr 16, 2009; PDF Only; 13 pp)
  • 6100.2: Post-Mortem Livestock Inspection (Sep 17, 2007; PDF Only; 31 pp)
  • 6100.3: Anti-Mortem and Post-Mortem Poultry Inspection - Revision 1 (Apr 30, 2009; PDF Only; 16 pp)
  • 6100.4: Verification Instructions Related to Specified Risk Materials (Sep 13, 2007; PDF Only; 22 pp)
  • 6120.1: Finished Product Standards Program for the New Line Speed Inspection System and the Streamlined Inspection System (Aug 27, 1987; PDF only; 3 pp)
  • 6170.1: Ratite Anti-Mortem and Post-Mortem Inspection (Dec 7, 2007; PDF Only; 10 pp)
  • 6335.1: Use of Chlorine Dioxide in Poultry Chill Water (Sep 23, 1996; PDF only; 3 pp)
  • 6410.1: Verifying Sanitary Dressing and Process Control Procedures in Slaughter Operations of Cattle of Any Age (May 4, 2009; PDF Only; 20 pp)
  • 6420.2: Verification of Procedures for Controlling Fecal Material, Ingesta and Milk in Slaughter Operations (Mar 31, 2004; PDF Only; 14 pp)
  • 6700.1: Retained Water in Raw Meat and Poultry Products (Nov 27, 2002; PDF Only; 11 pp)
  • 6700.1 Amendment 1: Change Transmittal Sheet (3 pp)
  • 6900.1: Humane Handling of Disabled Livestock - Revision 1 (Nov 2, 1998, 10 pp)
  • 6900.2: Humane Handling and Slaughter of Livestock - Revision 1 (Nov 25, 2003, 11 pp)
  • 7160.3 Rev. 1: Advanced Meat Recovery Using Beef Vertebral Raw Materials - Revision 1 (Aug 25, 2003, 6 pp)
  • 7610.2: Total Quality Control For Processing Operations - Revision 1 (Oct 5, 1994; PDF Only; 7 pp)
  • 8080.1: Recall of Meat and Poultry Products - Revision 6 (Nov 17, 2008; PDF Only; 54 pp)
  • 9020.1: Meat, Poultry, Egg Products, and Shell Eggs Refused Entry Into the United States (U.S.) - Revision 1 (May 18, 2009; PDF; 13 pp)
  • 10,010.1: Verification Activities for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Raw Beef Products - Revision 3 (Mar 31, 2010; PDF Only; 96 pp)
  • 10,220.3: Using the Fast Antimicrobial Screen Test (FAST) to Detect Antimicrobial Drug Residues in Swine and Cattle (Aug 23, 2006; PDF Only; 6 pp)
  • 10,230.2: Procedures for Collecting and Submitting Domestic Samples for Microbiological Analysis (Aug 6, 1992; PDF Only; 14 pp)
  • 10,230.4: Salmonella Surveillance Program for Liquid and Frozen Egg Products (Aug 6, 1992; PDF Only; 4 pp)
  • 10,230.5: Self-Instruction Guide for Collecting Raw Meat and Poultry Product Samples for Salmonella Analysis (Feb 4, 1998; PDF Only; 3 pp)
  • 10,240.5: Enforcement, Investigations, and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Assessment of Compliance with the Listeria monocytogenes (LM) Regulation and Introduction of Phase 2 of the LM Risk-based Verification Testing Program - Revision 2 (Feb 3, 2009; PDF Only; 12 pp)
  • 10,300.1: Intensified Verification Testing (IVT) Protocol for Sampling of Product, Food Contact Surfaces and Environmental Surfaces for Listeria Monocytogenes (Feb 3, 2009; PDF Only; 14 pp)
  • 10,800.1: Procedures for Residue Sampling, Testing, and Other Responsibilities for the National Residue Program (Jul 12, 2007; PDF Only; 19 pp)


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FSIS Notices - FSIS notices are time sensitive materials issued to provide instruction in support of food safety regulations.
  • FSIS Notice 26-12: Pre-Implementation Information on the Upcoming FSIS Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) Verification Testing Program (PDF Only)
  • FSIS Notice 27-12: Changes in Sampling Frequency for E. Coli O157:H7 Testing of Beef Manufacturing Trimmings (Mt60) (PDF Only)
  • FSIS Notice 29-12: FSIS Verification Testing for Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (Non-O157 Stec) Under MT60, MT52, and MT53 Sampling Programs (PDF Only)
  • FSIS Notice 40-12: FSIS Verification Testing for Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (Non-O157 STEC) Under MT60, MT52, and MT53 Sampling Programs (PDF Only)


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