Constituent Update - October 18, 2019
FSIS Announces Generic Labeling and Label Approval Webinar
FSIS will host a webinar on this subject on Oct. 23 at 1:00 p.m., ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the generic labeling regulations, including additional information related to the Label Submission and Approval System (LSAS). The webinar also will include a discussion about steps establishments may take to streamline the label approval process, which currently takes about 12-14 business days once a label application is submitted. To access the webinar, go to https://fsis-usda.webex.com/join/rosalyn.murphy-jenkins and follow the on-screen instructions. Use the following information when logging in: Meeting Number: 888-844-9904 Code: 2956126. For questions, contact Gianfranco Santaliz at 301-504-0878 or email@example.com.
FSIS Posts Individual Category Status and Aggregate Results for Poultry Carcasses, Chicken Parts, and Comminuted Poultry Tested for Salmonella
On October 21, 2019, FSIS will update the individual establishment Salmonella performance standard category information for raw poultry carcasses, raw chicken parts and comminuted poultry products at https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/data-collection-and-reports/microbiology/salmonella-verification-testing-program/establishment-categories.
Additionally, FSIS will post the aggregate sampling results showing the number of establishments in categories 1, 2, or 3 for establishments producing young chicken or turkey carcasses, raw chicken parts or not ready-to-eat (NRTE) comminuted poultry products at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/data-collection-and-reports/microbiology/salmonella-verification-testing-program/aggregate-data.
Export Requirements Updates
The Library of Export Requirements has been updated for products for the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- Korea, Republic of
- North Macedonia, Republic of
Complete information can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/exporting-products
FSIS notices and directives on public health and regulatory issues are available at: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations. The following policy updates were recently issued:
- FSIS Notice 38-19 - Special Provisions for Pay Period 25
- FSIS Notice 39-19 - Standards and Procedures for Ordering FSIS Business Cards
- FSIS Notice 40-19 - Sampling of Young Chicken Carcasses for Nitrofurans Prior to Chilling