FSIS addresses concern for more details

16-05-2007 | | |

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is providing further information about the conclusion that Chile’s inspection system for poultry and poultry products is equivalent to that of the US.

FSIS published a proposed rule that would add Chile to the list of countries eligible to export poultry and poultry products to the US. However, a comment on the proposal noted a deficiency that FSIS found in its onsite audit of Chile’s inspection system and questioned how FSIS could find Chile’s system equivalent.
The FSIS aims to address this concern. The FSIS is providing additional information to explain the basis for its tentative finding of equivalency, and is re-opening the comment period on the proposed rule to 25 May, 2007.
Interested people may submit comments on the proposed rule, which can be submitted by:
* Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. In the Agency box, select “Food Safety and Inspection Service”. In the Document Type box, select “Proposed Rules”, and then click “Submit”.
* Mail: This includes floppy disks or CD-ROM’s. Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250.
* E-mail: RiskBasedInspection@fsis.usda.gov.
* Submissions must include the Agency name and the docket number: FSIS- 2006-0030.
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