Internet Access at Official Establishments and Plants
Docket Number Docket No. FSIS-2020-0019
Federal Register Status Proposed Rule
Proposed Date Mar 02, 2021
Comment Period Mar 02, 2021 - May 03, 2021
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require official meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants and businesses receiving voluntary inspection services from FSIS that have an internet connection to provide FSIS access to it for the purposes of conducting and recording inspection verification activities. FSIS views internet service as a necessary utility, like lighting, heating, and laundry services, that should be provided by establishments as a regulatory condition of receiving inspection. Under this proposal, FSIS would not require establishments without internet access to purchase it or to upgrade the internet services they have, if inadequate for FSIS use.