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Food Safety and Inspection Service New Technology Information Table

The use of new technologies has resulted in significant improvements in the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products in recent years. FSIS defines "new technology" as a new, or new application of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or procedures affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, poultry, or egg products. High Pressure Processing, Steam vacuums, steam pasteurization, and antimicrobials are all examples of advances in food safety technology that have occurred in recent years. FSIS encourages continued improvement and innovation in food safety technologies.

 FSIS believes that increasing public and industry awareness of the new technologies being used could further promote their use, by small and very small plants in particular, towards improving the safety of meat, poultry, and egg products. Establishments seeking to use these new technologies must accept responsibility for ensuring the continued safety of their workers, their products, and the environment, as well as providing the information necessary for FSIS to examine the impact of the new technology on inspection procedures and safety of inspection program personnel, specific to their establishments operation.

 When the use of a new technology would not be possible without a change in the Agency's regulation(s), the Agency may waive the regulation(s) and announce its intent to institute rulemaking to amend its regulation to provide for the new technology.

 In an effort to increase public and industry awareness of available new technologies, FSIS is providing a brief summary describing some of the new technologies that it has recently reviewed, and for which FSIS has had "no objection" to its use in FSIS establishments. This listing is updated periodically.

Log Number Company Name Summary of the Notification/Protocol
Regulatory Waiver (if applicable)
10-OLR-535-N-C PeroxyChem LLC, formerly Peroxygens, FMC An aqueous mixture of 100-2000 ppm of peroxyacetic acid (PAA), hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, and 136 ppm 1- hydroxyethylidene-1,1- diphosphonic acid (HEDP) for use in poultry OLR systems (FCN 880)
16-ING-2060-N-A Aquagenics Technologies Aqueous mixture of peroxyacetic acid (FCN 1693) used as an antimicrobial agent in process water or ice.
17-NT-2149-N-A Peco Foods, Inc. Maximum line speed rates under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and use alternative procedures to operate up to a maximum line speed for 175 birds per minute (bpm)
18-SIP-2186-N-A Gerber Poultry, Inc. Maximum line speed rates under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and use alternative procedures to operate up to a maximum line speed for 175 birds per minute (bpm)
18-OLR-2188-N-A Xgenex, LLC An aqueous mixture not exceeding 2000 ppm Peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 950 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 113 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1- diphosphonic acid (HEDP) water and optionally sulfuric acid, for use in poultry OLR systems (FCN 1638).
18-OFLR-2189-N- A Xgenex, LLC An aqueous mixture not exceeding 2000 ppm Peroxyacetic acid (PAA), 950 ppm hydrogen peroxide, and 113 ppm 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1- diphosphonic acid (HEDP) water and optionally sulfuric acid, for use in poultry OFLR systems (FCN 1638).
18-SIP-2192-N-A Pilgrims' Pride Corp. Maximum line speed rates under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and use alternative procedures to operate up to a maximum line speed for 175 birds per minute (bpm)
18-SIP-2194-N-A Fieldale Farms, Inc. Maximum line speed rates under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and use alternative procedures to operate up to a maximum line speed for 175 birds per minute (bpm)
18-SIP-2197-N-A Ozak Mountain Poultry Inc. Maximum line speed rates under the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS) and use alternative procedures to operate up to a maximum line speed for 175 birds per minute (bpm)


Also Available: For those interested in using a new technology, direct your request through askFSIS or you may contact the Risk, Innovations, and Management Division directly at:

United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Risk, Innovations, and Management Division
Patriots Plaza III, Cubicle 8-163A
1400 Independence Ave., SW.: STOP 3782
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Tel: (301) 504-0884
Fax: (301) 245-4793

 

Last Modified Nov 28, 2018