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Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Post-lethality Exposed Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Document ID: FSIS-GD-2014-0001
Date of Issuance: January 2014

Replaces: FSIS Listeria Guideline and Q&As., 2012

This guidance guideline provides specific recommendations that official establishments producing post-lethality exposed ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry product may follow to meet the requirements of 9 CFR part 430, the Listeria Rule. It also provides information on sanitation, testing for Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), and prevention of cross contamination of post-lethality exposed, RTE meat and poultry products.  It applies to official establishments that produce meat and poultry products.  It relates to 9 CFR parts 417 and 430.

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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 18, 2020