IPP can then use the meeting agenda to create a ‘Memorandum of Interview’ (MOI), as required for the PHIS weekly ‘Meeting with Establishment Management’ task. See the following sections of FSIS PHIS Directive 5000.1, for additional information:
- Chapter I, Section VII.C
- Chapter I, Section VIII
- Chapter V, Section VII
- The selection and development of each Critical Control Point and critical limit;
- The selection of all monitoring procedures and the frequency of each procedure;
- The selection of all verification procedures and the frequency of each procedure.
Please refer to the following askFSIS Q&As for more information:
- household consumers; and
- other than household consumers (more commonly known as hotels, restaurants, and institutions (HRI))
- Verify that custom exempt products and operations do not interfere with inspected products and operations and that the establishment is maintained in a sanitary condition.
- Verify that custom exempt products are marked "Not for Sale" in accordance to 9 CFR 303.1(a)(2)(iii), 9 CFR 316.16 and 9 CFR 317.16
- Does the rule on labeling of natural or regenerated collagen sausage casings apply to sausage products that use a co-extrusion technology to form the casing and not stuffed into a casing?
- If a company uses several species of natural casings, can one label be used to cover all possible casing sources?
- Does the rule on labeling of natural or regenerated collagen sausage casings apply to products other than sausages?
- If the type of casing is placed in the ingredient statement, does it have to be in the proper order of predominance?
- Does the presence of a "collagen" casing on sausage products need to be identified on the labeling if it is derived from a species other than that which is in the product or if the source of the collagen is unknown?
For additional information, see askFSIS Q & A titled "Prohibited Movement of Adulterated Raw Beef Product to Pet Food" and FSIS Directive 10,010.1, Chapter III, Section IV]]>
For more information, go to Inside FSIS and use the search application to locate the Records Management Handbook.]]>
- HACCP records- records must be completed at the time the event occurs (9 CFR 417.5(b)) and be available for review upon completion (9 CFR 417.5(f)).
- FSIS has clarified that under 9 CFR 416.16(a), SSOP records- records are to be completed and available for review by the beginning of the shift, the next time that shift operates). See askFSIS Q & A titled Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures Record.
- Labels- all labels, including generically approved labels, must be maintained on file at all times when the label is being used (9 CFR 320.1(b)(11) and 9 CFR 381.175(b)(6)) and be available for review (9 CFR 320.4 and 9 CFR 318.178).
However, 9 CFR 417.5 (a)(3) does require an establishment to document the results of the calibration activity. See askFSIS Q&A titled 9 CFR 417.5(a)(3) - HACCP Recordkeeping Requirements. ]]>
- Donated Product
- Donating retail exempt meat product
- Donating misbranded product
- Donating experimental product
Questions related to System and Information Integrity can be emailed to FSIS_Information_Security@fsis.usda.gov]]>
Questions related to Information Security can be submitted to FSIS_Information_Security@fsis.usda.gov.]]>
- Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book
- Labeling Requirements Guide
- Labeling Policies
- Labeling Terms
- Organic Labeling
- Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling
- the date ante-mortem inspection was performed;
- the pen/lot number;
- the number and slaughter class of livestock in the pen/lot that were offered and passed ante-mortem inspection;
- the time ante-mortem inspection was performed; and the IPP’s signature or initials.
For additional information, see the PolicyPoints presentation titled FSIS Notice 52-09, Ante Mortem Verification of Livestock Offered for Slaughter by the Establishment]]>
- What are the definitions of “consumer packaging,” “immediate container,” and “shipping container” in reference to poultry product pack dates?
- What are the markings required on a shipping container?
- Does the slaughter date have to be on the immediate container of all poultry?
- What is the general rule about pack dates on poultry food products produced in a federally inspected facility?
- How low can the level of meat/poultry be before the product is no longer amenable to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) jurisdiction (i.e., to the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) or Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA)?
- Amenability of Domestically Raised Game Birds and Waterfowl
- What are the labeling requirements for product consisting of primarily game meat, but containing more than three percent raw meat from amenable species?
- Amenable Swine
- Go to the “My Questions” tab at askFSIS
- Access “Go To Account Assistance” on the login screen, and then
- Access “Retrieve Your Username”.
A “username” will be sent to you via e-mail. There will be a link in the e-mail you receive to a webpage where you can reset your password. Either copy/paste or type the “username” as received into the “Reset your password” block.]]>
- Very Small Plant: Less than 10 employees, or less than $2.5 million in annual sales
- Small Plant: 10-499 employees
- Large Plant: More than 500 employees