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FSIS Compliance Guideline: Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection - Microbiological Sampling of Raw Poultry

Document ID: FSIS-GD-2015-0013
Date of Issuance: June 2015

This guideline provides information about the new microbiological sampling and analysis requirements under the 2014 final rule to modernize poultry slaughter (79 FR 49566).  It applies to all official small and very small poultry slaughter establishments, except for establishments that slaughter ratites, and the actions they may take to prevent contamination of carcasses and parts by enteric pathogens and fecal material throughout the entire slaughter and dressing operation.  It relates to 9 CFR Part 381.

View the FSIS Compliance Guideline: Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection - Microbiological Sampling of Raw Poultry


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