Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Refused Entry Into the United States (U.S.) - Revision 2
This directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) concerning the identification, control, documentation, and disposition of imported meat (which includes Siluriformes fish), poultry, and egg products that are refused entry into the United States (U.S.). FSIS is reissuing this directive to update regulatory citations for egg products contained in the final rule Egg Products Inspection Regulations (85 FR 68640), to update instruction regarding the amount of time an applicant has to dispose of imported egg products identified as “United States Refused Entry,” and consolidate the instructions IPP use to refuse entry on meat, poultry, and egg products as a result of the egg products final rule.
- Provides instructions to FSIS IPP for verifying the appropriate disposition of refused entry shipments
- Provides clarification of what constitutes reimbursable services with regards to verifying appropriate disposition of refused entry products
- Provides instructions on when to monitor refused entry product at the official import inspection establishment through scheduling of the Import Refused Entry Verification task in PHIS
- Extends the amount of time the applicant has to dispose of egg products identified as “United States Refused Entry” to 45 days