Related Documents for FSIS Directive 7120.1 - Safe and Suitable Ingredients used in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
|The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) share an ingredient approval process. FDA determines the safety of substances and prescribes safe conditions of use. FSIS determines the efficacy and suitability of food ingredients in meat, poultry, and egg products.
During FSIS's suitability determinations, we assess the effectiveness of the ingredient in performing the intended purpose of use. We also review to assure that the conditions of use do not result in an adulterated product, or one that misleads the consumer.
Once a safety and suitability determination is made for use of a substance in meat and poultry products, it is added to FSIS Directive 7120.1. This directive provides inspection program personnel with an up-to-date list of substances that may be used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products.
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