Verification of Poultry Good Commercial Practices
This directive is a consolidation of relevant information from Section VII, Verification of Good Commercial Practices for Poultry, of FSIS Directive 6100.3, Ante-mortem and Post-mortem Poultry Inspection and expired FSIS Notice 44-16, Instructions For Writing Poultry Good Commercial Practices Noncompliance Records and Memorandum of Interview Letters For Poultry Mistreatment. The directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) for writing a noncompliance record (NR) for noncompliance with the regulations requiring the slaughter of poultry in accordance with Good Commercial Practices (GCP), as well as instructions for composing a Memorandum of Interview (MOI) when documenting a meeting between IPP and establishment management regarding an observation of the mistreatment of live poultry before slaughter.
- Provides IPP instructions on how to gather and assess information when verifying poultry GCP
- Clarifies that video surveillance can be used by the establishment as a form of GCP record
- Provides instructions on how to properly write GCP NRs and poultry mistreatment MOIs
- Provides instructions to the District Veterinary Medical Specialist (DVMS) on how to review NRs and MOIs to assess accuracy