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Compliance Guidelines for Establishments on the FSIS Microbiological Testing Program and Other Verification Activities for Escherichia Coli O157:H7

Document ID: FSIS-GD-2004-0001
Date of Issuance: April 13, 2004

This guidance provides information about Agency verification sampling activities on raw ground beef products and raw ground beef and beef patty components for Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7).  It applies to official establishments and the actions they may need to take to conduct sampling verification to identify E. coli O157:H7 in raw beef products.  It relates to 9 CFR 417.3 (a), 9 CFR 417.3 (b), 9 CFR 416.15, 9 CFR 317.4(a), 9 CFR 317.5(b)(2), 9 CFR 417.5(a)(2), 9 CFR 417.2(a)(1).

View the Compliance Guidelines for Establishments on the FSIS Microbiological Testing Program and Other Verification Activities for Escherichia Coli O157:H7


Disclaimer: The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way.  This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

Last Modified Mar 17, 2020