Information Regarding Horse Slaughter


EDITORS NOTE: FSIS is barred under the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act from spending funds to perform ante-mortem inspection of horses intended for human consumption. Under this funding ban, FSIS is also not permitted to operate a fee for service program for the inspection of horses for human consumption.


Constituent Update (Jun 28, 2013)
Update on a grant of inspection to a horse slaughter establishment and related materials as well as other items of interest.

FSIS Directive 6130.1 (Jun 28, 2013; PDF Only)
Ante-Mortem, Postmortem Inspection of Equines and Documentation of Inspection Tasks


Chemistry Laboratory Methods

This Chemistry Laboratory Guidebook (CLG) contains test methods used by FSIS laboratories to support the Agency's inspection program, ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled.

The following are updates effective in 2013. These should not be considered current. The current methods are available on the CLG page.

Filename Method Number Title Effective Date
CLG-AMG2.pdf R01b Screening and Confirmation for Aminoglycosides by LC-MS-MS Feb 27, 2013
CLG-CAM1.pdf R08a Screening for Chloramphenicol by ELISA Apr 15, 2013
CLG-PST5.pdf R33d Screening for Pesticides by LC/MS/MS and GC/MS/MS Apr 15, 2013
CLG-MRM1.pdf R45 Screening and Confirmation of Animal Drug Residues by UHPLC-MS-MS Apr 15, 2013
CLG-PBZ3.pdf R26 Screening of Phenylbutazone Residues by ELISA May 15, 2013
CLG-TOX1.pdf R48 Identification of Poisons and Toxins by GC-MS May 5, 2013


Last Modified Feb 26, 2016