Requirements for Official Establishments to Notify FSIS of Adulterated or Misbranded Product, Prepare and Maintain Written Recall Procedures, and Document Certain Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points System Plan Reassessments
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is implementing provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 by amending the Federal meat and poultry products inspection regulations to require official establishments to promptly notify the appropriate District Office that an adulterated or misbranded meat or poultry product has entered commerce; require official establishments to prepare and maintain written procedures for the recall of all meat and poultry products produced and shipped by the establishment; and require official establishments to document each reassessment of the establishment's Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans.
Effective Date: May 8, 2012.
Applicability Dates: Amendments to §§ 304.3, 381.22, 417.4, 418.2, and 418.4 are applicable beginning June 7, 2012. For more information on applicability dates, see the section titled “Section 418.3 Effective Dates” in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.