Prior Labeling Approval - Revision 2
This directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) for conducting the General Labeling task in the Public Health Information System (PHIS). FSIS is reissuing this directive to clarify that labels eligible for the General Labeling task include those reviewed and approved by the Labeling and Program Delivery Staff (LPDS), as well as labels that were not approved by LPDS because they were generically approved under the conditions described in 9 CFR 412.2.
- Generic label approval criteria are in 9 CFR 412
- Any label that does not require evaluation by the LPDS as described in 9 CFR 412 is generically approved without evaluation if the label displays all mandatory label features in compliance with applicable Federal regulations
- IPP are to verify establishments receive necessary label approval and compliance with labeling requirements through the General Labeling task in PHIS