Title 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Chapter III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR300.1] [Page 81] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 300_AGENCY MISSION AND ORGANIZATION--Table of Contents Sec. 300.1 Purpose. This part describes the duties and organization of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...


title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations (9 CFR chapter III) includes, in addition to administrative rules, rules and regulations that implement provisions of the...


responsibilities: implementation of the FMIA, the PPIA, and the EPIA. (b) Headquarters. FSIS has four principal components or offices, each of which is under...


(1) Persons subject to provisions of the FMIA or the PPIA must afford representatives of the Secretary access to establishments that slaughter or otherwise...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR301.1] [Page 82] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 301_DEFINITIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 301.1 Meaning of terms. As used in this subchapter, unless otherwise required by the context, the singular form shall also import the plural and the masculine form shall also import the feminine, and vice versa. [35 FR 15554, Oct. 3, 1970] ...


be construed, respectively, to mean: The Act. The Federal Meat Inspection Act, as amended, (34 Stat. 1260, as amended, 81 Stat. 584, 84 Stat. 438, 92 Stat. 1069, 21...


this subchapter is required at: (1) Every establishment, except as provided in Sec. 303.1 (a) and (b), or (c) of this subchapter, in which any livestock are...


endangering public health. Special provisions with respect to establishments and their operations and transactions by any persons in designated States...


all products entering any official establishment and all products prepared, in whole or in part, therein, shall be inspected, handled, stored, prepared, packaged, marked, and labeled...


preparation of products do not apply to: (1) The slaughtering by any individual of livestock of his own raising, and the preparation by him and transportation in commerce...


of 1986, Title IV of the Futures Trading Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-641), in establishments preparing products at which inspection under the Act and regulations is...


operations at an establishment subject to the Act, whether tenant, subsidiary, or landlord, shall make application therefor to the Administrator as provided for...


give notice in writing to each applicant granted inspection and shall specify in the notice the establishment, including the limits of the establishment's premises, to which...


establishment shall have developed written sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, as required by part 416 of this chapter. (b) Before being granted...


(a) An official number shall be assigned to each establishment granted inspection. Such number shall be used to identify all inspected and passed products prepared...


(a) Each official establishment shall be separate and distinct from any unofficial establishment except a poultry products processing establishment operated...


Inspection shall not be inaugurated if an establishment is not in a sanitary condition nor unless the establishment agrees to maintain a sanitary condition and...


When inspection is granted, the circuit supervisor shall, at or prior to the inauguration of inspection, inform the operator of the establishment of the requirements of...


Program employees shall report, in a manner prescribed by the Administrator, all violations of the Act or regulations in this subchapter of which they...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR306.1] [Page 100] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 306_ASSIGNMENT AND AUTHORITIES OF PROGRAM EMPLOYEES--Table of Contents Sec. 306.1 Designation of circuit supervisor and assistants. The Administrator shall designate a circuit supervisor of the inspection in each circuit, and assign to said inspector such assistants as may be necessary. ...


examination or inspection necessary to prevent the use in commerce of any adulterated product, Program employees shall have access at all times, by day or night, whether...


a numbered official badge, which he shall not allow to leave his possession, and which he shall wear in such manner and at such times as the Administrator may prescribe....


procuring product from official establishments. (a) Except as specifically authorized by the Administrator, no Program employee shall be detailed for duty at...


his/her immediate supervisor having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the appeal, except as otherwise provided in the applicable rules of practice. [48 FR...


janitor service, shall be provided by official establishments, rent free, for the exclusive use for official purposes of the inspector and other Program employees...


circuit supervisor, the following facilities and conditions, and such others as may be found to be essential to efficient conduct of inspection and maintenance of sanitary...


their own work clothing and implements, such as flashlights and triers, for conducting inspection and shall maintain their implements in sanitary condition as prescribed by...


the supervision of a Program employee. All slaughtering of animals and preparation of products shall be done with reasonable speed, considering the official...


or an exporter shall reimburse the Program, at the rate specified in Sec. 391.3, for the cost of the inspection service furnished on any holiday as specified in paragraph...


service, or both, shall be billed as provided for in Sec. 307.5(a) and at the rates specified in Sec. 391.3, in increments of quarter hours. For billing purposes, 8 or...


equipment is equipment that provides electric shock treatment to [[Page 105]] carcasses for the purpose of accelerating rigor mortis of facilitating...


an official establishment shall be examined and inspected on the day of and before slaughter unless, because of unusual circumstances, prior arrangements acceptable to...


post-mortem inspection or otherwise. (a) Any livestock which, on ante-mortem inspection, do not clearly show, but are suspected of being affected with any...


condition on the premises of an official establishment shall be identified as U.S. Condemned and disposed of in accordance with Sec. 309.13. (b) Livestock plainly showing...


or infectious or parasitic diseases. (a) All livestock showing, on ante-mortem inspection, symptoms of anaplasmosis, ketosis, leptospirosis,...


cholera shall be identified as U.S. Condemned and disposed of in accordance with Sec. 309.13. Immediate notification shall be given by the inspector to the official in...


the eye and the orbital region in which the eye has been destroyed or obscured by neoplastic tissue and which shows extensive infection, suppuration, and necrosis,...


(a) Any livestock found on ante-mortem inspection to be affected with anthrax shall be identified as U.S. Condemned and disposed of in accordance with Sec. 309.13. (b)...


be affected with anasarca in advanced stages and characterized by an extensive and generalized edema shall be identified as U.S. Condemned and disposed of in accordance with...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR309.9] [Page 110] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 309_ANTE-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 309.9 Swine erysipelas. All hogs plainly showing on ante-mortem inspection that they are affected with acute swine erysipelas shall be identified as U.S. Condemned and disposed of in accordance with Sec. 309.13. ...


slaughter until after parturition and passage of the placenta. Slaughter or other disposition may then be permitted if the animal is...


which have not been exposed to any other infectious or contagious disease, are not required to be slaughtered and may be released for removal from...


Sec. 311.27 of this subchapter, the animals shall be inspected immediately before slaughter, whether theretofore inspected or not. When the necessity for emergency...


U.S. Condemned shall be killed by the official establishment, if not already dead. Such animals shall not be taken into the official establishment to be slaughtered...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR309.14] [Page 110] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 309_ANTE-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 309.14 Brucellosis-reactor goats. Goats which have reacted to a test for brucellosis shall not be slaughtered in an official establishment. ...


and Federal livestock sanitary officials having jurisdiction when any livestock is found to be affected with a vesicular disease. [[Page 111]] (b)...


this section, livestock suspected of having been treated with or exposed to any substance that may impart a biological residue which would make the edible tissues unfit for...


experimental biological product, drug, or chemical shall be eligible for slaughter at an official establishment unless: (1) The operator of such establishment, the sponsor...


this part to be identified as U.S. Suspects shall be tagged with a serially numbered metal ear tag bearing the term ``U.S. Suspect,'' except as provided in Sec. 309.2(d) and...


this part to be identified as U.S. Suspects shall be tagged with a serially numbered metal ear tag bearing the term ``U.S. Suspect,'' except as provided in Sec. 309.2(d) and...
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(a) The head, tail, tongue, thymus gland, and all viscera of each slaughtered animal, and all blood and other parts of such animal to be used in the preparation of meat food...


other parts, in which any lesion or other condition is found that might render the meat or any part unfit for food purposes, or otherwise adulterated, and which for...


the Administrator may be used for the temporary identification of retained carcasses, organs, and other parts. In all cases, the identification shall be further established...


found on final inspection to be unsound, unhealthful, unwholesome, or otherwise adulterated shall be conspicuously marked, on the surface tissues thereof, by a Program...


conspicuously on the surface tissues thereof by a Program employee at the time of inspection, ``U.S. Passed for Cooking.'' All such carcasses and parts shall be cooked...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR310.7] [Page 122] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 310_POST-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 310.7 Removal of spermatic cords, pizzles and preputial diverticuli. Spermatic cords and pizzles shall be removed from all carcasses. Preputial diverticuli shall be removed from hog carcasses. ...


otherwise not adulterated shall be passed and marked as provided in part 316 of this subchapter. In all cases where carcasses showing localized lesions are passed for...


and contents, and fat; handling of blood and scalding vat water; general cleanup and disinfection. (a) Carcasses found before evisceration to be...


and other pathological skin conditions. When a carcass is to be dressed with the skin or hide left on, the skin or hide shall be thoroughly washed and...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR310.11] [Page 124] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 310_POST-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 310.11 Cleaning of hog carcasses before incising. All hair, scurf, dirt, hoofs and claws shall be removed from hog carcasses, and the carcasses shall be thoroughly washed and cleaned before any incision is made for inspection or evisceration. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR310.12] [Page 124] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 310_POST-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 310.12 Sternum to be split; abdominal and thoracic viscera to be removed. The sternum of each carcass shall be split and the abdominal and thoracic viscera shall be removed at the time of slaughter in order to allow proper inspection. ...


not inflate carcasses or parts of carcasses with air, except as set forth in paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (2)(i) Any establishment slaughtering livestock that...


slight [[Page 125]] bruises, either the bruised portion shall be removed immediately and disposed of in accordance with part 314 of this subchapter, or the...


tissue shall not be used for human food. (b) Livestock thyroid glands and laryngeal muscle tissue may be distributed to pharmaceutical manufacturers...


found to be affected with disease or pathology and lungs found to be adulterated with chemical or biological residue shall be condemned and identified as ``U.S. Inspected...


swine, and goats shall be removed without opening the milk ducts or sinuses. If pus or other objectionable material is permitted to come in contact with the carcass,...


handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR310.19] [Page 126] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 310_POST-MORTEM INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 310.19 Inspection of kidneys. An employee of the establishment shall open the kidney capsule and expose the kidneys of all livestock at the time of slaughter for the purpose of examination by a Program employee. ...


establishments provided it is derived from livestock, the carcasses of which are inspected and passed, and the blood is collected, defibrinated, and handled in a manner so...


carcasses and parts. (a) Calf carcasses from animals suspected of containing biological residues under Sec. 309.16(d) of this subchapter shall, on...


swine identified in accordance with part 71 of this title shall be made available to the inspector upon the inspector's request throughout post- mortem inspection. (b)...


(a) Criteria for verifying process control; E. coli testing. (1) Each official establishment that slaughters livestock must test for Escherichia coli...


(a) The carcasses or parts of carcasses of all animals slaughtered at an official establishment and found at the time of slaughter or at any...


to the disposition of carcasses of livestock based on the difference in the [[Page 132]] pathogenesis of tuberculosis in swine, cattle, sheep, goats,...


hog cholera shall be condemned. (b) Inconclusive but suspicious symptoms of hog cholera observed during the ante-mortem inspection of a U.S. suspect shall be...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.5] [Page 133] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.5 Swine erysipelas. Carcasses affected with swine erysipelas which is acute or generalized, or which show systemic change, shall be condemned. ...


diamond-skin disease when localized and not associated with systemic change may be passed for human food after removal and condemnation of the affected parts, provided...


is localized and not associated with systemic change may be passed for human food after removal and condemnation of all affected parts. Affected joints with corresponding...


(a) Carcasses of cattle found on post-mortem inspection to be affected with anasarca in advanced stages and characterized by an extensive or well-marked generalized...


of generalization as outlined for tuberculosis in Sec. 311.2(a) shall apply for actinomycosis and actinobacillosis, and carcasses of livestock with generalized lesions of...


in cattle, blackleg, blue[chyph]tongue, hem[chyph]or[chyph]rhag[chyph]ic sep[chyph]ti[chyph]cemia,...


a carcass affected with a neoplasm shall be condemned. If there is evidence of metastasis or that the general condition of the animal has been adversely affected by the...


with epithelioma of the eye, or the orbital region shall be condemned in their entirety if one of the following three conditions exists: (1) The affection...


(a) Except as provided in Sec. 311.19, carcasses of livestock showing generalized pigmentary deposits shall be condemned. (b) The affected parts of carcasses...


abrasions on the tongue and inner surface of the lips and mouth, when without lymph node involvement, shall be carefully excised, leaving only sound, normal...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.15] [Page 135] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.15 Brucellosis. Carcasses affected with localized lesions of brucellosis may be passed for human food after the affected parts are removed and condemned. ...


poisoning. (a) All carcasses of animals so infected that consumption of the products thereof may give rise to food poisoning shall be condemned. This includes...


standpoint of meat inspection, necrobacillosis may be regarded as a local infection at the beginning, and carcasses in which the lesions are localized may be passed for human...


lesions in the viscera and the skeletal lymph nodes, or a thin carcass showing extensive lesions in any part shall be condemned. (b) A thin carcass...


be condemned. Yellow fat conditions caused by nutritional factors or characteristic of certain breeds of livestock and yellow fat sometimes seen in sheep shall not be...


off a pronounced sexual odor shall be condemned. (b) The meat of swine carcasses which give off a sexual odor less than pronounced may be passed for use in...


mange or scab in advanced stages, showing cachexia or extensive inflammation of the flesh, shall be condemned. When the disease is slight, the carcass may be passed after...


erythema. Carcasses of hogs affected with urticaria (nettle rash), tinea tonsurans, demodex folliculorum, or erythema may be passed for...


(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, carcasses of cattle affected with lesions of cysticercus bovis shall be disposed of as follows: (1) Carcasses of...


affected with tapeworm cysts (Cysticercus cellulosae) may be passed for cooking, unless the infestation is excessive, in which case the carcass shall...


cysts; flukes; gid bladder-worms. (a) In the disposal of carcasses, edible organs, and other parts of carcasses showing evidence of infestation with parasites...


produce wholesome meat, and carcasses which show a serous infiltration of muscle tissues, or a serous or mucoid degeneration of the fatty tissue, shall be condemned....


it is necessary for humane reasons to slaughter an injured animal at night or on Sunday or a holiday when the inspector cannot be obtained, the carcass and all parts shall be kept...


Carcasses of young calves, pigs, kids, lambs, and foals are unwholesome and shall be condemned if (a) the meat has the appearance of being water-soaked, is loose, flabby,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.29] [Page 138] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.29 Unborn and stillborn animals. All unborn and stillborn animals shall be condemned and no hide or skin thereof shall be removed from the carcass within a room in which edible products are handled. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.30] [Page 138] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.30 Livestock suffocated and hogs scalded alive. All livestock which have been suffocated in any way and hogs which have entered the scalding vat alive shall be condemned. ...


as ``telangiectatic,'' ``sawdust,'' or ``spotted.'' (a) Livers affected with carotenosis shall be condemned. (b) Cattle livers and calf livers showing...


vesicular disease shall be condemned if the condition is acute and if the extent of the condition is such that it affects the entire carcass or there is evidence of absorption...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.33] [Page 139] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.33 Listeriosis. Carcasses of livestock identified as U.S. Suspects because of a history of listeriosis shall be passed for human food after condemnation of the head if the carcass is otherwise normal. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.34] [Page 139] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.34 Anemia. Carcasses of livestock too anemic to produce wholesome meat shall be condemned. ...


(a) If muscular lesions are found to be distributed in such a manner or to be of such character that removal is impractical, the carcass shall be condemned. (b) If...


with generalized coccidioidal granuloma or which show systemic changes because of such disease shall be condemned. (b) Carcasses affected with localized lesions of...


off a pronounced odor of medicinal, chemical, or other foreign substance shall be condemned. (b) Carcasses which give off a pronounced urine odor shall be condemned. ...


radiation. Meat and meat byproducts from livestock which have been administered radioactive material shall be condemned unless the use of the radiation was...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR311.39] [Page 139] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 311_DISPOSAL OF DISEASED OR OTHERWISE ADULTERATED CARCASSES AND PARTS--Table of Contents Sec. 311.39 Biological residues. Carcasses, organs, or other parts of carcasses of livestock shall be condemned if it is determined that they are adulterated because of the presence of any biological residues. ...


shall be official marks, devices, and certificates for purposes of the Act, and shall be used in accordance with the provisions of this part and the regulations...


or goats. (a) The official inspection legend required by part 316 of this subchapter to be applied to inspected and passed carcasses and parts of carcasses...


(a) The official inspection legend required by Sec. 316.12 or Sec. 317.2 of this subchapter to identify inspected and passed horse carcasses and parts of carcasses, or horse...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR312.4] [Page 142] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 312_OFFICIAL MARKS, DEVICES AND CERTIFICATES--Table of Contents Sec. 312.4 Official ante-mortem inspection marks and devices. The official marks and devices used in connection with ante-mortem inspection are those prescribed in Sec. 309.18 of this subchapter. ...


cars or other means of conveyance as prescribed in part 325 of this subchapter shall be the inscription and a serial number as hereinafter shown \2\ and any...


adulterated products and insanitary equipment and facilities. (a) The official marks required by parts 310 and 416 of this chapter for use in post-mortem inspection...


meat inspection mark required by part 322 of this subchapter shall be in the following form as hereinafter...


under part 329 of this subchapter shall be the designation ``U.S. Detained'' and the official device for applying such mark shall be the official ``U.S. Detained''...


mark for use in sealing containers of samples submitted under any requirements in this subchapter and section 202 of the Federal Meat Inspection Act shall bear the...


good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered...


and from the holding pens to the stunning area shall be done with a minimum of excitement and discomfort to the animals. Livestock shall not be forced to move faster than...


dioxide gas and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are hereby designated and approved as humane methods...


mules, and other equines by using captive bolt stunners and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are...


other equines by shooting with firearms and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are hereby designated...


calves, cattle, and goats with the use of electric current and the handling in connection therewith, in compliance with the provisions contained in this section, are...


connection with slaughter. When an inspector observes an incident of inhumane slaughter or handling in connection with slaughter, he/she shall inform the...


official establishments having tanking facilities; sealing of tanks. (a) Carcasses, parts of carcasses, and other products condemned at official establishments...


to be separate from edible product facilities. All tanks and equipment used for rendering, otherwise preparing, or storing inedible products must be in rooms...


having no tanking facilities. (a) Carcasses, parts of carcasses, and other products condemned at an official establishment which has no facilities...


Tanks, fertilizer driers, and other equipment used in the preparation of inedible product must be operated in a manner that will suppress odors incident to...


Except as provided in Sec. 325.11(b) of this subchapter, rendered animal fat derived from condemned or other inedible materials at official...


Except as provided in Sec. 325.11(b) of this subchapter, inedible fats from outside the premises of any official establishment shall not be received into...


not to pass through edible product areas. Carcasses of livestock which have been condemned on ante-mortem inspection shall not be taken through rooms...


the exception of dead livestock which have died en route and are received with livestock for slaughter at an official establishment, no dead animal or part of the carcass of...


nonfood purposes; permits for, required. (a) Specimens of condemned or other inedible materials, including embryos and specimens of animal parasites, may be...


and for other causes; conditions for disposal for purposes other than human food. (a) Livers condemned on account of hydatid cysts shall be disposed of...


purposes other than human food. Condemned carcasses of animals affected with one or more of the following conditions may be shipped from an official establishment...


tallow. Carcasses and parts passed for cooking may be rendered into lard in accordance with Sec. 319.702 of this subchapter or rendered into tallow, provided...


after cooking. Carcasses and parts passed for cooking may be used for the preparation of meat food products, provided all such carcasses or parts are...


this part. Products passed for cooking if not handled and processed in accordance with the provisions of this part, shall be disposed of in accordance with...


or other person shall cast, print, lithograph, or otherwise make or cause to be made any device containing any official mark or simulation thereof without prior...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR316.2] [Page 154] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 316_MARKING PRODUCTS AND THEIR CONTAINERS--Table of Contents Sec. 316.2 Approval required for official marks. No device containing any official mark shall be made or caused to be made for use on any product until it has been approved by the Administrator as provided for in part 317 of this subchapter. ...


marks, when required. (a) No person shall affix or place, or cause to be affixed or placed, the official inspection legend or any other official mark, or...


operator of each official establishment or official import inspection establishment shall furnish such ink brands, burning brands, and any other device for marking products...


(a) The operator of each official establishment shall furnish all ink for marking products with the official marks at such establishment. Such ink must be made with...


regulations. No person shall remove or cause to be removed from an official establishment any products which the regulations in this subchapter require to be marked in...


No brand or other marking device shall be false or misleading. The letters and figures thereon shall be of such style and type as will make a clear and...


(a) Unmarked products which have been inspected and passed but do not bear the official inspection legend may be transported in compliance with part 325 of this...


passed in an official establishment shall be marked at the time of inspection with the official inspection legend containing the number of the official establishment. ...


(a) Inspected and passed sausages and other products in casings or in link form, of the ordinary ``ring'' variety or larger shall be marked with the official...


casing or link form (whether or not thereafter subdivided), other than sausage, which possess the characteristics of or resemble sausage, shall bear on each link or piece...


and parts thereof prepared at any establishment shall be conspicuously marked at the time of inspection with the official inspection legend as prescribed in Sec. 312.3...


this subchapter, when any inspected and passed product for domestic commerce is moved from an official establishment, the outside container shall bear an official inspection...


Each tank car and each tank truck carrying inspected and passed product from an official establishment shall bear a label containing the name of the product in accordance with Sec....


inedible tallow, or other inedible animal fat, or mixture of any such articles, resulting from operations at any official establishment shall be marked...


are prepared on a custom basis under Sec. 303.1(a)(2) of this subchapter shall be marked at the time of preparation with the term ``Not for Sale'' in letters at...


employee. (a) When, in an official establishment, any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate...


employee. (a) When, in an official establishment, any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate...
...


inspection; preparation of marking devices bearing inspection legend without advance approval prohibited; exception. (a) The Administrator may approve and...


(a) No final labeling shall be used on any product unless the sketch labeling of such final labeling has been submitted for approval to the Food Labeling Division, Regulatory...


(a)(1) An official establishment or an establishment certified under a foreign inspection system, in accordance with part 327 of this subchapter, is authorized to...


to which they are applicable. Labels shall be used only on products for which they are approved, and only if they have been approved for such products in...


in foreign language permissible; other deviations. Labels to be affixed to packages of products for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language and...


generally; specific prohibitions and requirements for labels and containers. (a) No product or any of its wrappers, packaging, or other containers shall bear...


The immediate containers of any equine products shall be labeled to show the kinds of animals from which derived when the products are sold, transported, offered for sale...


of containers bearing official marks, labels, etc. (a) No official inspection legend or other official mark which has been previously used shall be used again for...


of labeled products to be only in compliance with regulations. (a) No person shall in any official establishment apply or affix, or cause to be applied...


When it is claimed by an official establishment that any of its products which bore labels bearing official marks has been transported to a location other than an...


containers bearing official marks. Labels, wrappers, and containers bearing any official marks, with or without the establishment number, may be transported from...


products. Products that are custom prepared under Sec. 303.1(a)(2) of this subchapter must be packaged immediately after preparation and must be labeled (in lieu...


labeling policy for cured products; special labeling requirements concerning nitrate and nitrite. (a) With respect to sections 1(n) (7), (9), and (12) of the Act and...


Sections 317.18 through 317.22 of this part prescribe the procedures to be followed for determining net weight compliance and prescribe the reasonable variations from...


net weight compliance. (a) For the purpose of Sec. Sec. 317.18 through 317.22 of this part, the reasonable variations allowed, definitions, and procedures to...


repairs, adjustments, and replacement after inspection. (a) All scales used to weigh meat products sold or otherwise distributed in commerce in federally...


(a) The operator of each official establishment that weighs meat food products shall cause such scales to be tested for accuracy, in accordance with the technical requirements of...


Any lot of product which is found to be out of compliance with net weight requirements upon testing in accordance with Sec. 317.19 shall be handled as follows: (a) A...


(a) Edible products may not be packaged in a container which is composed in whole or in part of any poisonous or deleterious substances which may render the contents adulterated...


meat food products. Source: 58 FR 664, Jan. 6, 1993, unless otherwise noted. (a) Nutrition labeling shall be provided for all meat or meat food...


(a) Nutrition information on a label of a packaged meat or meat food product shall appear on the label's principal display panel or on the information panel,...


products with number of servings. The label of any package of a meat or meat food product that bears a representation as to the number of servings contained in such...


products with number of servings. The label of any package of a meat or meat food product that bears a representation as to the number of servings contained in such...
...


per eating occasion. (a) The general principles followed in arriving at the reference amounts customarily consumed per eating occasion (Reference...


principles. (a) This section applies to meat or meat food products that are intended for human consumption and that are offered for sale. (b) A claim...


voluntary nutrition labeling. (a) In evaluating significant participation for voluntary nutrition labeling, FSIS will consider only the major cuts of...


meat products. The major cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat products are: Beef chuck blade roast, beef loin top loin steak, beef rib roast large end, beef round...


labeling of single-ingredient, raw products. (a) Nutrition information on the cuts of single-ingredient, raw meat products, including those that have...


``good source,'' ``high,'' and ``more.'' (a) General requirements. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, a claim about the level of a nutrient in...


``light'' or ``lite.'' (a) General requirements. A claim using the terms ``light'' or ``lite'' to describe a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of...


calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of the product if: ...


the sodium content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the level of sodium in a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of the product if: (1)...


fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may only be made on...


``healthy.'' (a) The term ``healthy,'' or any other derivative of the term ``health,'' may be used on the labeling of any meat or meat food product, provided that...


nutrient content claims. (a) This section pertains to labeling applications for claims, express or implied, that characterize the level of any nutrient required to be...


usefulness in reducing or maintaining body weight. (a) General requirements. Any product that purports to be or is represented for special dietary use because...


(a) The following meat or meat food products are exempt from nutrition labeling: (1) Food products produced by small businesses provided that the...


Products and other articles entering official establishments. Source: 35 FR 15586, Oct. 3, 1970, unless otherwise noted. (a) Except as otherwise provided...


Reinspection, retention, and disposal of meat and poultry products at official establishments. (a) All products and all slaughtered poultry and poultry...


Designation of places of receipt of products and other articles for reinspection. Every official establishment shall designate, with the approval of the...


Preparation of products to be officially supervised; responsibilities of official establishments; plant operated quality control. (a) All processes used in...


Requirements concerning procedures. (a)(1) Care shall be taken to assure that product is not adulterated when placed in freezers. If there is doubt as to the soundness...


Requirements concerning ingredients and other articles used in preparation of products. (a) All ingredients and other articles used in the preparation of any...


Preservatives and other substances permitted in product for export only; handling; such product not to be used for domestic food purposes. (a) Preservatives and...


Samples of products, water, dyes, chemicals, etc., to be taken for examination. Samples of products, water, dyes, chemicals, preservatives, spices, or other articles...


Samples of products, water, dyes, chemicals, etc., to be taken for examination. Samples of products, water, dyes, chemicals, preservatives, spices, or other articles...
...


Manufacture of dog food or similar uninspected article at official establishments. (a) When dog food, or similar uninspected article is manufactured in an...


Mixtures containing product but not amendable to the Act. Mixtures containing product but not classed as a meat food product under the Act shall not bear the...


Adulteration of product by polluted water; procedure for handling. (a) In the event there is polluted water (including but not limited to flood water) in an...


Tagging chemicals, preservatives, cereals, spices, etc., ``U.S. retained.'' When any chemical, preservative, cereal, spice, or other substance is intended for use in...


Pesticide chemicals and other residues in products. (a) Nonmeat ingredients. Residues of pesticide chemicals, food additives and color additives or other substances in or...


Requirements for the production of cooked beef, roast beef, and cooked corned beef products. (a) Cooked beef, roast beef, and cooked corned beef products must...


Handling of certain material for mechanical processing. Material to be processed into ``Mechanically Separated (Species)'' shall be so processed within 1 hour from the...


Compliance procedure for cured pork products. (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section: (1) A product is that cured pork article which is contained...


Use of animal drugs. Animal drug residues are permitted in meat and meat food products if such residues are from drugs which have been approved by the Food and...


Use of animal drugs. Animal drug residues are permitted in meat and meat food products if such residues are from drugs which have been approved by the Food and...
...


Determination of added water in cooked sausages. (a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply. (1) Cooked sausage. Cooked sausage is any...


Heat-processing and stabilization requirements for uncured meat patties. (a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply: ...


Compliance procedures for meat derived from advanced meat/bone separation machinery and recovery systems. (a) The product resulting from the separating process shall...


318.300 Definitions. Source: 51 FR 45619, Dec. 19, 1986, unless otherwise noted. (a) Abnormal container. A container with any sign of swelling...


318.301 Containers and closures. (a) Examination and cleaning of empty containers. (1) Empty containers, closures, and flexible pouch roll stock shall be...


318.302 Thermal processing. (a) Process schedules. Prior to the processing of canned product for distribution in commerce, an establishment shall have a process...


318.303 Critical factors and the application of the process schedule. Critical factors specified in the process schedule shall be measured, controlled and...


318.304 Operations in the thermal processing area. (a) Posting of processes. Process schedules (or operating process schedules) for daily production, including...


318.304 Operations in the thermal processing area. (a) Posting of processes. Process schedules (or operating process schedules) for daily production, including...
...


318.306 Processing and production records. At least the following processing and production information shall be recorded by the establishment: date of...


318.307 Record review and maintenance. (a) Process records. Charts from temperature/time recording devices shall be identified by production date, container...


318.308 Deviations in processing. (a) Whenever the actual process is less than the process schedule or when any critical factor does not comply with the...


318.309 Finished product inspection. (a) Finished product inspections must be handled according to: (1) A HACCP plan for canned product that addresses...


318.310 Personnel and training. All operators of thermal processing systems specified in Sec. 318.305 and container closure technicians shall be under the...


318.311 Recall procedure. Establishments shall prepare and maintain a current procedure for the recall of all canned product covered by this subpart. Upon...


standardized products. (a) Labels for products for which standards of identity or composition are prescribed in this part shall show the appropriate...


nitrites. Any product, such as frankfurters and corned beef, for which there is a standard in this part and to which nitrate or nitrite is permitted or required to...


(a) Mechanically Separated (Species) is any finely comminuted product resulting from the mechanical separation and removal of most of the bone from...


use of Mechanically Separated (Species). (a) Meat food products required to be prepared from one species shall not contain Mechanically Separated (Species) of any...


products. (a) Chopped beef, ground beef. ``Chopped Beef'' or ``Ground Beef'' shall consist of chopped fresh and/or frozen beef with or without seasoning...


products. (a) Partially defatted pork fatty tissue. ``Partially Defatted Pork Fatty Tissue'' is a pork byproduct derived from the low temperature rendering...


Barbecued meats, such as product labeled ``Beef Barbecue'' or ``Barbecued Pork,'' shall be cooked by the direct action of dry heat resulting from the burning of...


steam roasted. ``Roast Beef Parboiled and Steam Roasted'' shall be prepared so that the weight of the finished product, excluding salt and flavoring material,...


Corned beef. ``Corned Beef'' shall be prepared from beef briskets, navels, clods, middle ribs, rounds, rumps, or similar cuts using one or a combination of the...


brisket. In preparing ``Corned Beef Brisket,'' the application of curing solution to the beef brisket shall not result in an increase in the weight of the...


round and other corned beef cuts. In preparing ``Corned Beef Round'' and other corned beef cuts, except ``Corned Beef Briskets,'' the curing solution shall be applied...


tongue. In preparing ``Cured Beef Tongue,'' the application of curing solution to the fresh beef tongue shall not result in an increase in the weight of the cured...


Cured pork products. (a) Cured pork products, including hams, shoulders, picnics, butts and loins, shall comply with the minimum meat Protein Fat Free (PFF)...


``Chopped ham,'' ``Pressed ham,'' ``Spiced ham,'' and similar products. (a) Finely divided (chopped, ground, flaked, chipped) cured ham products such as...


``Country Ham,'' ``Country Style Ham,'' ``Dry Cured Ham,'' ``Country Pork Shoulder,'' ``Country Style Pork Shoulder,'' and ``Dry Cured Pork Shoulder.'' (a) ``Country...


The weight of cured pork bellies ready for slicing and labeling as ``Bacon'' shall not exceed the weight of the fresh uncured pork bellies. [49 FR 14880, Apr....


Except as otherwise provided in this section, or under the Poultry Products Inspection Act with respect to products consisting partly of poultry, sausage is...


sausage. ``Fresh Pork Sausage'' is sausage prepared with fresh pork or frozen pork or both, but not including pork byproducts, and may contain Mechanically...


sausage. ``Fresh Beef Sausage'' is sausage prepared with fresh beef or frozen beef, or both, but not including beef byproducts, and may contain Mechanically...


``Breakfast sausage'' is sausage prepared with fresh and/or frozen meat; or fresh and/or frozen meat and meat byproducts, and may contain...


Whole hog sausage. ``Whole Hog Sausage'' is sausage prepared with fresh and/or frozen meat from swine in such proportions as are [[Page 310]] normal to a...


Italian sausage products. (a) Italian sausage products are cured or uncured sausages containing at least 85 percent meat, or combination of meat and fat, with the total...


sausage. ``Smoked Pork Sausage'' is pork sausage that is smoked with hardwood or other approved nonresinous materials. It may be seasoned with condimental...


furter, hotdog, weiner, vienna, bologna, garlic [chyph]bologna, knockwurst, and similar products. (a) Frankfurter, frank, furter, hot-dog, wiener, vienna,...


similar products. ``Cheesefurters'' and similar products are products in casings which resemble frankfurters except that they contain sufficient cheese to give...


liver sausage or liverwurst. (a) ``Braunschweiger'' is a cooked sausage made from fresh, cured, and/or frozen pork, beef, and/or veal and at least 30 percent...


Luncheon meat. ``Luncheon Meat'' is a cured, cooked meat food product made from comminuted meat. Mechanically Separated (Species) may be used in accordance with...


Meat loaf. ``Meat Loaf'' is a cooked meat food product in loaf form made from comminuted meat. Mechanically Separated (Species) may be used in accordance with Sec. 319.6....


Scrapple. ``Scrapple'' shall contain not less than 40 percent meat and/or meat byproducts computed on the basis of the fresh weight, exclusive of bone....


Bockwurst. (a) Bockwurst is an uncured, comminuted meat food product which may or may not be cooked. It contains meat, milk or water or a combination thereof,...


Chili con carne. ``Chili con carne'' shall contain not less than 40 percent of meat computed on the weight of the fresh meat. Mechanically Separated (Species) may...


Chili con carne with beans. Chili con carne with beans shall contain not less than 25 percent of meat computed on the weight of the fresh meat. Mechanically...


Hash. ``Hash'' shall contain not less than 35 percent of meat computed on the weight of the cooked and trimmed meat. The weight of the cooked meat used in...


Corned beef hash. (a) ``Corned Beef Hash'' is the semi-solid food product in the form of a compact mass which is prepared with beef, potatoes, curing...


Meat stews. Meat stews such as ``Beef Stew'' or ``Lamb Stew'' shall contain not less than 25 percent of meat of the species named on the label, computed on the weight...


Tamales. ``Tamales'' shall be prepared with at least 25 percent meat computed on the weight of the uncooked fresh meat in relation to all ingredients of the tamales....


Spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, spaghetti with meat and sauce, and similar products. ``Spaghetti with Meatballs and Sauce'' and ``Spaghetti with Meat and...


Spaghetti sauce with meat. ``Spaghetti Sauce with Meat'' shall contain not less than 6 percent of meat computed on the weight of the fresh meat. Mechanically...


Tripe with milk. ``Tripe with Milk'' shall be prepared so that the finished canned article, exclusive of the cooked-out juices and milk, will contain at least 65...


Beans with frankfurters in sauce, sauerkraut with wieners and juice, and similar products. ``Beans with Frankfurters in Sauce,'' ``Sauerkraut with Wieners and...


Lima beans with ham in sauce, beans with ham in sauce, beans with bacon in sauce, and similar products. ``Lima Beans with Ham in Sauce,'' ``Beans with Ham in...


Chow mein vegetables with meat, and chop suey vegetables with meat. ``Chow Mein Vegetables with Meat'' and ``Chop Suey Vegetables with Meat'' shall contain not less...


Pork with barbecue sauce and beef with barbecue sauce. ``Pork with Barbecue Sauce'' and ``Beef with Barbecue Sauce'' shall contain not less than 50 percent meat of the...


Beef with gravy and gravy with beef. ``Beef with Gravy'' and ``Gravy with Beef'' shall not be made with beef which, in the aggregate for each lot contains more than 30...


Meat pies. Meat pies such as ``Beef Pie,'' ``Veal Pie,'' and ``Pork Pie'' shall contain meat of the species specified on the label, in an amount not less than...


shortening. Shortening prepared with a mixture of meat fats and vegetable oils may be identified either as ``Shortening Prepared with Meat Fats and Vegetable Oils''...


lard. (a) Lard is the fat rendered from clean and sound edible tissues from swine. The tissues may be fresh, frozen, cooked, or prepared by other processes approved...


fat or mixture thereof. ``Rendered Animal Fat,'' or any mixture of fats containing edible rendered animal fat, shall contain no added water, except that ``Puff...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR319.720] [Page 319] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 319_DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS OF IDENTITY OR COMPOSITION--Table of Contents Subpart Q_Meat Soups, Soup Mixes, Broths, Stocks, Extracts Sec. 319.720 Meat extract. Meat extract (e.g., ``Beef Extract'') shall contain not more than 25 percent of moisture. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR319.721] [Page 319] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 319_DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS OF IDENTITY OR COMPOSITION--Table of Contents Subpart Q_Meat Soups, Soup Mixes, Broths, Stocks, Extracts Sec. 319.721 Fluid extract of meat. Fluid extract of meat (e.g., ``Fluid Extract of Beef'') shall contain not more than 50 percent of moisture. ...


deviled tongue, and similar products. (a) ``Deviled Ham'' is a semiplastic cured meat food product made from finely comminuted ham and containing...


food product and deviled meat food product. ``Potted Meat Food Product'' and ``Deviled Meat Food Product'' shall not contain cereal, vegetable flour, nonfat dry milk,...


tongue spread, and similar products. ``Ham Spread,'' ``Tongue Spread,'' and similar products shall contain not less than 50 percent of the meat ingredient named,...


The amount of batter and breading used as a coating for breaded product shall not exceed 30 percent of the weight of the finished...


products. Meat food products characterized and labeled as liver products such as liver loaf, liver cheese, liver spread, liver mush, liver paste, and liver...


any of the classes specified in paragraph (a) (1), (2), or (3) of this section is required by the Act to keep records which will fully and correctly disclose...


and required by this part to keep records shall maintain such records at the place where such business is conducted except that if such person conducts such business...


be retained for a period of 2 years after December 31 of the year in which the transaction to which the record relates has occurred and for such further period as...


Every person (including every firm or corporation) within any of the classes specified in Sec. 320.1 shall upon the presentation of official credentials by any duly...


engages in business in or for commerce, as a meat broker, renderer, or animal food manufacturer, or engages in business in commerce as a wholesaler of any carcasses, or...


of each official establishment shall furnish to Program employees accurate information as to all matters needed by them for making their daily reports of the amount of...


violations. Whenever the consignee of any product which bears an official inspection legend refuses to accept delivery of such product on the grounds that it...


paragraph (a) of section 301 of the Act, when he determines it would effectuate the purposes of the Act, to cooperate with any State (including Puerto Rico) or any...


28, 1962 (7 U.S.C. 450), the Administrator is authorized to utilize employees and facilities of any State in carrying out Federal functions under the Federal Meat...


any inspected and passed product for export, except ship stores, small quantities exclusively for the personal use of the consignee and not for sale or distribution,...


charge is authorized to issue official export certificates for shipments of inspected and passed product to any foreign country. Certificates should be issued at the time...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR322.3] [Page 324] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 322_EXPORTS \1\--Table of Contents Sec. 322.3 Transferring products for export. When inspected and passed products for export are transferred from tank cars to other containers on vessels, such transfer shall be done in accordance with the provisions of part 350 of subchapter B of this chapter. ...


given to any vessel having on board any product [[Page 325]] destined to any foreign country, and no person operating any vessel, and no railroad or other...


oleo oil, or the rendered fat derived from the carcasses of livestock, that has not been inspected and passed, and so marked in compliance with the regulations in...


vehicle sanitation requirements. (a) No person shall sell, transport, offer for sale or transportation, or receive for transportation, in commerce,...


shall be deemed a carrier, and the provisions of this subchapter relating to transportation by carrier shall apply, so far as they may be applicable, to transportation...


offered to any carrier for transportation within the United States as a part of an export movement, the same certificate shall be required as if the shipment were destined to...


(a) Any product which has been inspected and passed may be transported from one official establishment to another for further processing without each...


which have been made clean and from which the mucous membrane has not been removed may be transported from one official establishment to another official establishment...


(a) Products passed for cooking, pork that has been refrigerated to destroy [[Page 328]] trichinae, and beef that is to be refrigerated to...


in commerce; provisions and restrictions. (a) Lungs or lung lobes, other than those condemned under Sec. 310.16(b) of this subchapter, that are prepared at...


(a) When it is claimed that any inspected and passed product, marked with an inspection legend, has become adulterated or misbranded after it has been transported from...


Sec. 325.8 and Sec. 325.10, no carcass, part of a carcass, rendered grease, tallow, or other fat derived from the carcasses of livestock, or other meat food product, that has...


animal fats) that have been treated in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph shall be considered denatured for the purposes of the regulations in this part, except...


part shall be filed separate and apart from all its other papers and records or identified in such a manner as to be readily checked by Department employees. Every...


of statement. (a) All waybills, transfer bills, running slips, conductor's cards, or other papers accompanying a shipment, in the course of importation...


in Sec. 312.5(a) of this subchapter. (b) Except as provided in Sec. 325.18(b), official seal affixed under this part shall be affixed or broken only by Program...


Unloading any product from an officially sealed railroad car, truck, or other means of conveyance containing any unmarked product or loading any product or any other commodity in...


(a) Shipments of inspected and passed product that bear the inspection legend may be diverted from the original destination without a reinspection of the articles,...


The provisions of this part do not apply: (a) To specimens of product sent to or by the Department of Agriculture or [[Page 335]] divisions thereof...


of livestock that died otherwise than by slaughter. No person engaged in the business of buying, selling, or transporting in commerce, or importing any dead,...


transported. All vehicles and other means of conveyance used by persons subject to Sec. 325.20 for transporting in commerce or importing, any dead, dying, disabled,...


to mean: (1) Import (imported). To bring within the territorial limits of the United States whether that arrival is accomplished by land, air,...


it shall be determined by the Administrator that the system of meat inspection maintained by any foreign country, with respect to establishments preparing products in such...


importation from any foreign country shall be admitted into the United States if it is adulterated or misbranded or does not comply with all the requirements of this...


any fresh meat or fresh meat byproducts consigned to the United States from a foreign country shall be accompanied by a foreign-meat-inspection certificate...


for Canadian product. (a) Except for importers of Canadian products, each importer shall apply for inspection of any product offered for entry by...


inspection establishment; refusal or withdrawal of approval; official numbers. (a)(1) Except as provided in Sec. Sec. 327.5(d)(1), 327.16 and 327.17,...


by this part to be inspected shall be moved, prior to inspection from any port, or, if arriving by water from the wharf where first unloaded, to any place other than the...


Compartments of steamships, sailing vessels, railroad cars, and other means of conveyance transporting any product to the United States, and all trucks, chutes,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR327.9] [Page 344] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 327_IMPORTED PRODUCTS--Table of Contents Sec. 327.9 Burlap wrapping for foreign meat. Burlap shall not be used as a wrapping for foreign meat unless the meat is first wrapped with a good grade of paper or cloth of a kind which will prevent contamination with lint or other foreign material. ...


cost to the United States, for laboratory examination, samples of any product which is subject to analysis, from each consignment offered for importation, except that...


foreign products collected for laboratory examination are to be used exclusively for that purpose, official receipts shall be issued and delivered to importers, or...


foreign canned or packaged products bearing on their immediate containers trade labels which have not been approved under Sec. 317.3 of this subchapter shall be collected and...


(a)(1) Program inspectors shall report their findings as to any product which has been inspected in accordance with this part, to the Director of Customs at...


is offered for importation, and which is susceptible of marking, shall, whether or not enclosed in an immediate container, bear the name of the country of origin, preceded by...


(a) The outside container in which any immediate container of foreign product is shipped to the United States shall bear, in English, in a prominent and legible manner: ...


pounds or less which was purchased by the importer outside the United States for his/her own consumption, is eligible to be imported into the United States from any country...


and returned from foreign countries will be admitted into the United States without compliance with this part upon notification to and approval of the Deputy...


(a) All products, after entry into the United States, shall be deemed and treated as domestic products and shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the Act and the regulations...


specimens of products for laboratory examination, research, or similar purposes when authorized importation by the Administrator under conditions specified by him in...


shall be imported into the United States unless it has been first denatured as prescribed in Sec. 327.25 of this part and the containers marked as prescribed by Sec. 316.15...


standards. (1) Frozen boneless manufacturing meat is meat, frozen in the fresh state from cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses, mules, or other equines that has all...


this section: (1) A Product is that cured pork article which is contained within one Group as defined in paragraph (a)(2) of this section and which purports to meet...


supervisor having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the appeal, except as otherwise provided in the applicable rules of practice. [51 FR 37707, Oct. 24, 1986,...


(a) Carcasses, parts thereof, meat and meat food products (other than rendered animal fats) that have been treated in accordance with the provisions of this section shall be...


inspection establishments, the official inspection legend to be applied to imported meat and meat food products shall be in the appropriate form \1\ as...


part of a carcass, meat or meat food product of livestock, or article exempted from the definition of meat food product, or any dead, dying, disabled, or diseased livestock...


the Secretary shall detain any article or livestock to be detained under this part, by affixing an official ``U.S. Detained'' tag (FSIS Form 8400-2) to such article...


or the owner's agent, and person having custody. (a) When any article or livestock is detained under this part, an authorized representative of the Secretary shall: ...


livestock detained; form of written notification. Within 48 hours after the detention of any livestock or article pursuant to this part, an authorized representative...


(a) No article or livestock detained in accordance with the provisions in this [[Page 356]] part shall be moved by any person from the place at which it...


Any carcass, part of a carcass, meat or meat food product, or any dead, dying, disabled, or diseased livestock, that is being transported in commerce or is otherwise...


livestock subject to seizure and condemnation under this part shall be liable to be proceeded against and seized and condemned, and disposed of, at any time, on an...


The provisions of this part relating to seizure, condemnation and disposition of articles or livestock do not derogate from authority for condemnation or seizure conferred...


to numerous offenses specified in the Act, including but not limited to bribery of Program employees, receipt of gifts by Program employees, and forcible assaults on,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR331.1] [Page 357] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 331.1 Definition of ``State''. For purposes of this part, the term ``State'' means any State (including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) or organized Territory. ...


which the provisions of Titles I and IV of the Act shall apply to operations and transactions wholly within such State. The Federal provisions apply, effective on the dates...


transactions wholly within each State designated in Sec. 331.2 under paragraph 301(c) of the Act, except as otherwise provided in this section. (The provisions of...


a State under paragraph 301(c) of the Act, no products can be prepared within the State unless they are prepared under inspection pursuant to the regulations in this subchapter...


(a) An establishment preparing products solely for distribution within any State shall be designated as one producing adulterated products which would...


on the date shown below, under section 205 of the Act, as a State in which the provisions of the sections of the Act and regulations specified below shall apply...


Opportunity for presentation of views before report of criminal violations. Authority: Sec. 406, Pub. L. 99-641, 100 Stat. 3571; 21 U.S.C. 606...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR350.1] [Page 362] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 350_SPECIAL SERVICES RELATING TO MEAT AND OTHER PRODUCTS--Table of Contents Sec. 350.1 Meaning of words. Words used in this part in the singular form shall be deemed to import the plural, and vice versa, as the case may demand. ...


unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean: [[Page 363]] (a) Department. The United States...


Sec. 350.5 the following types of service may be furnished under the regulations in this part: (a) Identification service. (1) Meat or other product that is...


the regulations in this part for meat or other product eligible therefor under such regulations may make application for service to the Administrator, upon an...


service for meat or other product not eligible therefor under the regulations in this part, or has failed to make proper application for service or to pay fees and charges...


regulations in this part shall be paid by the applicant for the service in [[Page 365]] accordance with this section, and, if required by the Administrator, the...


the Department of Agriculture in subpart H of part I, subtitle A, title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, are the rules of practice applicable to adjudicatory,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR351.1] [Page 365-366] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 351_CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL ANIMAL FATS FOR EXPORT--Table of Contents Sec. 351.1 Meaning of words. Words used in this part in the singular form shall be deemed to import [[Page 366]] the plural, and vice versa, as the case may demand. ...


(a) Department means the United States Department of Agriculture. (b) Program means the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program of the Food Safety and...


(b), is available under the regulations in this part for specific lots of technical animal fat for export, if the fat was rendered from materials derived from carcasses,...


under the regulations in this part may be made to the Administrator by the operator of any rendering plant or storage facility at which technical animal fat is prepared...


(a) To be eligible for certification service under the regulations in this part, the operator of a rendering plant must demonstrate that: (1) He operates a...


fat plant number to each plant granted service. Such number shall be preceded by the letter ``C'' and be used to identify all certified technical animal fat prepared...


this part shall be administered by the circuit supervisor for the jurisdiction in which is located the certified plant or plants for which application for certification...


shall pay the Department for salary costs at the rates specified in Sec. Sec. 391.2 and 391.3 respectively for base time, and for overtime, travel, and per diem allowances...


the Administrator for examination shall be at the rates specified in Sec. Sec. 391.2, 391.3, and 391.4 respectively for base time; for overtime including Saturdays,...


storage of the technical animal fat to be certified shall be furnished and maintained by the certified plant in accordance with this section. (b) The operator of the...


materials for use therein; removal of wrappers, etc.; cleaning of equipment. (a) All technical animal fat to be offered for certification under this part and...


each certified plant shall inform the circuit supervisor, in advance, when the plant's work schedule will include preparing technical animal fats for certification and identify...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR351.13] [Page 369] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 351_CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL ANIMAL FATS FOR EXPORT--Table of Contents Sec. 351.13 Inspectors to have access to certified plants at all times. For the purpose of administering the regulations in this part, inspectors shall have access at all times by day or night to every part of a certified plant. ...


used in the preparation of certified technical animal fats at any certified plant shall be subject to supervision by an inspector. Certified plants shall not prepare...


any apparent violations of the regulations in this part or the Federal Meat Inspection Act or regulations thereunder (subchapter A of this chapter) which occur at...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR351.16] [Page 370] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 351_CERTIFICATION OF TECHNICAL ANIMAL FATS FOR EXPORT--Table of Contents Sec. 351.16 Certificate required for shipments of technical animal fat. No certified plant shall export any certified technical animal fat unless the shipment is accompanied by a certificate issued under Sec. 351.3. ...


directly from a certified plant or transferred between certified plants for storage for export are subject to the requirements of Sec. 325.11 of this chapter. In...


forth in Sec. 351.3 and the term ``Certified Technical Animal Fat'' are official identifications for purposes of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended,...


to believe that a lot of technical animal fat is ineligible for certification under Sec. 351.3, or any materials to be used in a lot of technical animal fat would make...


hearing has been accorded the operator of a certified plant, the certification service, provided for in this part, may be withdrawn from such plant in accordance with...


any adversely affected person to the immediate supervisor of such employee. Decisions of other inspectors may be appealed to the circuit supervisor. ...


(a) Each day a certified plant prepares, receives, or ships certified technical animal fat or receives material for use in such product, the operator of...


incorporated into this part. In addition to those definitions, the following definitions will be applicable to the regulations in this part. (a) Act means the...


Sec. 352.5, the following type of service may be furnished under the regulations in this part: (a) Voluntary Inspection Service. An inspection and...


Any person desiring to process an exotic animal, exotic animal carcasses, exotic animal meat and meat food products in an establishment under exotic animal inspection service...


desiring field ante-mortem exotic animal inspection service must receive approval of the field ante-mortem designated area from the Regional Director or designee prior to...


be paid by the applicant for the service in accordance with this section. (b) The fees and charges provided for in this section shall be paid by check, draft,...


or a request for service may be rejected, or the benefits of the service may be otherwise denied to, or withdrawn from, any person, without a hearing by the...


by the Administrator, the inspection mark applied to inspected and passed exotic animal carcasses, meat or meat food products under this part shall include wording...


The official exotic animal establishment on behalf of the applicant shall notify the Regional Director or designee, in advance, of the hours when such inspection is desired....


ante- mortem inspection area of an exotic animal producer's premises and/or official exotic animal establishment shall be forwarded to the Administrator by the...


and to the extent considered necessary by the Administrator and under such instructions as he may issue from time to time, be made on the day of slaughter of an exotic...


and water buffalo shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 310 or as determined by the Administrator. (b) The...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.12] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.12 Disposal of diseased or otherwise adulterated carcasses and parts. This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 311. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.13] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.13 Handling and disposal of condemned or other inedible exotic animal products at official exotic animal establishments. This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR part 314. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.14] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.14 Entry into official establishments; reinspection and preparation of products. This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 318.1, 318.2, and 318.3. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.15] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.15 Records, registration, and reports. This shall be conducted or maintained in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 320.1 through 320.7. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.16] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.16 Exports. This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in 9 CFR 322.1 through 322.5. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.17] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.17 Transportation. This shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions contained in Sec. Sec. 325.1 through 325.21. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR352.18] [Page 379] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 352_EXOTIC ANIMALS; VOLUNTARY INSPECTION--Table of Contents Sec. 352.18 Cooperation of States in Federal programs. Under the ``Talmadge-Aiken Act'' of September 28, 1962 (7 U.S.C. 450), the Administrator is authorized to utilize employees and facilities of States in carrying out Federal functions. ...


following terms shall have the following meaning: (a) Act means the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1087; 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.)...


and devices for purposes of the Agricultural Marketing Act. Subsection 203(h) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended by Pub. L. 272,...


the supervision of the Secretary, such duties as are prescribed in the regulations in this part and as the Secretary may require in the administration of the regulations...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.10] [Page 383] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.10 Inspection service. Any inspection service in accordance with the regulations in this part shall be for condition and wholesomeness. ...


plants in accordance with the regulations in this part may be inspected. (b) All rabbits that are eviscerated in an official plant where inspection service is...


supervision at all times by the station supervisor, circuit supervisor, area supervisor, and national supervisor. Such service shall be rendered where the facilities and...


authorized to waive the provisions of Sec. 354.12 which pertain to the entry of uninspected edible products into official plants in specific instances where rabbits are to...


a Federal or State employee or the employee of a local jurisdiction possessing proper qualifications as determined by an examination for competency, and who is to perform...


by the Secretary, any person authorized to countersign a license to perform inspection service may, whenever he deems such action necessary to assure that any inspection service...


revoked, or has expired shall promptly be surrendered by the licensee to his immediate superior. Upon termination of the services of a licensed inspector, the licensee...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.23] [Page 384] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.23 Identification. Each inspector shall have in his possession at all times, and present upon request while on duty, the means of identification furnished by the Department to such person. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.24] [Page 384] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.24 Financial interest of inspectors. No inspector shall render service on any product in which he is financially interested. ...


period of their respective appointments or licenses, to take an active part in political management or in political campaigns. Political activity in city, county, State,...


schedules for services performed pursuant to Sec. 354.107 shall be requested in writing and be approved by the Administrator. Normal operating schedules for a full week...


service may be made by any interested person, including, but not being limited to, the United States, any State, county, municipality, or common carrier, and any...


(a) On a fee basis. An application for any inspection service on a fee basis may be made in any office of inspection or with any inspector at or nearest...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.32] [Page 385] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.32 Filing of application. An application for inspection service shall be regarded as filed only when made pursuant to the regulations in this part. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.33] [Page 385] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.33 Authority of applicant. Proof of the authority of any person applying for inspection service may be required at the discretion of the Administrator. ...


Any person desiring to process and pack products in a plant under inspection service must receive approval of such plant and facilities as an official plant prior to...


may be rejected by the Administrator: (a) Whenever the applicant fails to meet the requirements of the regulations prescribing the conditions under which...


may be withdrawn by the applicant at any time before the service is performed upon payment, by the applicant, of all expenses incurred by the Service in connection...


pursuant to the regulations in this part may be suspended by the Administrator for: (1) Failure to maintain plant and equipment in a satisfactory state of repair; ...


in Sec. Sec. 354.46 through 354.51 or the causing thereof may be deemed sufficient cause, for the debarment, by the Secretary, of any person, including any agents,...


Any willful misrepresentation or any deceptive or fraudulent act or practice made or committed by any person in connection with: (a) The making or filing of any application...


which simulates, in whole or in part, any certificate, symbol, stamp, label, seal or identification authorized to be issued or used under the regulations in...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.48] [Page 388] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.48 Willful violation of the regulations. Any willful violation of the regulations in this part or the Act. ...


Any interference with or obstruction or any attempted interference or obstruction of or assault upon any inspector or employee of the Service in the performance of his duties. The...


forth in Sec. 354.35 constituting a basis for the rejection of an application for inspection service. Other...


this part shall not excuse failure to comply with any other Federal or any State or municipal applicable laws or regulations. Identifying...


packaging material which bears any official identification shall be used only in such manner as the Administrator may prescribe. No label or packaging material bearing...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.62] [Page 389] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.62 Inspection mark with respect to product. The Administrator is authorized to prescribe and approve the form of the inspection mark that may be used. ...


inspection mark. Except as otherwise authorized, the inspection mark permitted to be used with respect to inspected and certified edible products shall include wording as...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.64] [Page 390] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.64 Form of official identification. The form prescribed in Sec. 354.65 is subject to the requirements of Sec. Sec. 354.60 to 354.64, Identifying and Marking Products. ...


use on inspected and certified edible products shall be contained within a circle and include the following wording: ``Inspected for Wholesomeness by U.S. Department...


use of official identification for any inspected product unless he has on file evidence that such official identification or packaging material bearing such...


or any abbreviation, copy, or representation thereof may be affixed to or placed on or caused to be affixed to or placed on any product or container thereof except by...


identification or any abbreviation or copy or representation thereof may be filled in whole or in part except with edible products which were inspected and certified and...


and methods as may be approved by the Administrator for the identification of: (a) Products which are held for further examination, and (b) All equipment and...


be rendered pursuant to the regulations in [[Page 391]] this part and under such conditions and in accordance with such methods as may be prescribed or...


is requested shall be so arranged so as to permit adequate determination of its class, quantity, and condition as the circumstances...


is to perform the inspection in an official plant shall be informed, in advance, by the applicant of the hours when such inspection is desired. Inspectors shall have access at...


on within official plants shall be forwarded to the Administrator by the inspector in such manner as may be specified by...


is performed within an official plant, the applicant for such inspection shall furnish to the inspector rendering such service such information as may be required for...


manner prescribed by the Administrator, all violations of and noncompliance with the Act and the regulations in this part of which he has knowledge. ...


any inspection shall be paid by the applicant for the service in accordance with the applicable provisions of Sec. Sec. 354.100 to 354.110, both inclusive. If so required by...


the fees to be charged and collected for any service performed, in accordance with this part, on a fee basis shall be based on the applicable rates specified in...


Additional copies, other than those provided for in Sec. Sec. 354.141, 354.142, and 354.143, of any inspection certificates may be supplied to any interested party upon payment of...


made to cover the cost of travel and other expenses incurred by the Service in connection with rendering inspection service. Such charges shall include the costs of transportation,...


The charges for inspection of rabbits and products thereof shall be those provided for in Sec. 354.101(b) and specified by hourly rates in Sec. Sec. 391.2 and 391.3 when the...


Fees or charges to be made to an applicant for any inspection service which differ from those listed in Sec. Sec. 354.100 through 354.107 shall be...


Fees for inspection under a cooperative agreement with any State or person shall be disposed of in accordance with the terms of such agreement. Such portion of...


otherwise specified in the regulations in this part or by the Administrator, products which are to be further processed under inspection in an official plant shall be prepared...


rabbits shall, where and to the extent considered necessary by the Administrator and under such instructions as he may issue from time to time, be made of rabbits on the day...


a dying condition on premises of an official plant shall be immediately destroyed and, together with any rabbits found dead on such premises, shall be disposed of in accordance...


All rabbits which, on ante-mortem inspection, do not plainly show, but are suspected of being affected with any disease or condition that under Sec. Sec. 354.129 to 354.131, inclusive,...


are affected by any contagious disease which is transmissible to man, are brought into an official establishment, such rabbits shall be segregated. The...


removed from any rabbits which are to be processed under inspection in any official plant, except at the time of evisceration and inspection. Each carcass to be eviscerated...


all parts thereof, in which there is any lesion of disease or other condition, which might render such carcass or any part thereof unfit for human food, and with respect...


any part thereof, which is found to be unsound, un[chyph]wholesome, or otherwise unfit for human food shall be condemned by the inspector and shall receive such treatment, under...


organs thereof which are found by the inspector to be sound, wholesome, and fit for human food shall be certified as provided in this part. Disposition...


inspected at an official establishment and found at the time of post-mortem inspection, or at any subsequent inspection, to be affected with any of the diseases or...


(a) Carcasses of rabbits affected with or showing lesions of any of the following named diseases or conditions shall be condemned: Tularemia, anthrax, hemorrhagic...


by post-mortem changes shall be disposed of as follows: [[Page 395]] (a) Carcasses which have reached a state of putrefaction or stinking...


or parts of carcasses, shall be disposed of by one of the following methods, under the supervision of an inspector of the Inspection Service: (Facilities and materials...


inspected and certified edible product may be brought into an official plant only if the container of such product is marked for identification in the manner prescribed in...


service may, if dissatisfied with any decision of an inspector relating to any inspection, file an appeal from such decision: Provided, That such appeal is filed within...


issued pursuant to the regulations in this part shall be approved by the Administrator as to form, and: (a) Each rabbit inspection certificate shall show the class...


(a) Upon the request of an interested party, any inspector is authorized to issue a rabbit inspection certificate with respect to any lot of rabbits inspected by him....


(a) Upon the request of an interested party, any inspector is authorized to issue a food product inspection certificate with respect to any inspected and certified...


(a) Upon the request of an exporter, any inspector is authorized to issue an export certificate with respect to the shipment to any foreign country of any inspected and certified...


or part of the contents of any inspection certificate issued to such applicant may be telephoned or telegraphed to him, or to any person designated by him, at...


be acceptable to the Administrator which: (a) Is conducted under the authority of laws, ordinances, or similar enactments of the State, county, city, or other...


be conducted by an inspector who is a qualified veterinarian or under the supervision of a qualified veterinarian. All such inspectors shall be employed by the...


supervisor of the rabbit inspection service shall investigate the manner of operation of the inspection system to determine the adequacy of the post-mortem examination...


official plants. The provisions of Sec. Sec. 354.210 to 354.247 shall apply with respect to inspection service in all official plants. The table set forth...


kept in good repair, and shall be of such construction as to prevent the entrance or harboring of vermin. (a) Outside openings. (1) The doors, windows, skylights,...


edible products shall be separate and distinct from inedible products departments and from rooms where rabbits are slaughtered and skinned. Separate rooms shall be provided...


in rooms where exposed products are prepared or handled shall be constructed of or finished with materials impervious to moisture, so they can be readily and thoroughly cleaned....


and plumbing system for the plant and premises. (a) Drains and gutters. All drains and gutters shall be properly installed with approved traps and vents. The drainage...


potable with adequate facilities for its distribution in the plant and its protection against contamination and pollution. (a) Hot water at a temperature not less than...


properly located facilities for cleaning utensils and hands shall be provided. (a) Adequate lavatory and toilet accommodations, including, but not being limited...


natural or artificial or both, of good quality and well distributed, and sufficient ventilation for all rooms and compartments to insure sanitary conditions. (a)...


for the preparation, processing, or other handling of any product in the plant shall be suitable for the purpose intended and shall be of such material and construction as...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.231] [Page 401] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.231 Accessibility. All equipment shall be so placed as to be readily accessible for all processing and cleaning operations. ...


official plant shall not be used outside the official plant except under such conditions as may be prescribed or approved by the national supervisor, and equipment used in...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR354.240] [Page 401] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 354_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF RABBITS AND EDIBLE PRODUCTS THEREOF--Table of Contents Sec. 354.240 General. The premises shall be kept free from refuse, waste materials, and all other sources of objectionable odors and conditions. ...


other parts of the official plant shall be kept clean and in sanitary condition. (a) All blood, offal, rabbits or parts of rabbits too severely damaged to be...


used for preparing or otherwise handling any product shall be kept clean and in a sanitary condition and in good repair. (a) Pens shall be cleaned regularly and the...


the preparation, storing, or handling of any product shall be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary methods. (a) There shall be no handling or storing...


and procedures which are necessary for cooling and freezing of rabbits in accordance with sound commercial practice shall be maintained in the coolers and freezers,...


exclude flies, rats, mice, and other vermin from the official plant. Dogs, cats, and other pets shall be excluded from rooms where edible products are processed, handled,...


any communicable disease (including, but not being limited to, tuberculosis) in a transmissible stage shall be permitted in any room or compartment where exposed or unpacked...


Stainless ...


of practice of the Department of Agriculture in subpart H of part I, subtitle A, title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations, are the rules of practice applicable to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.1] [Page 405] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.1 Meaning of words. Words used in this part in the singular form shall be deemed to import the plural, and vice versa, as the case may demand. ...


individual, partnership, association, business trust, corporation, or any organized group of persons, whether incorporated or not. (b) Program means the Meat and...


the application conforms to and the plant meets with the requirements of this part. Application for Inspection, Certification,...


cases of change of ownership or change of location, new applications shall be made. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control...


of equipment, floor drains, principal drainage lines, hand-washing basins, and hose connections for cleanup purposes; elevations; roof plans when necessary to show size...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.6] [Page 407] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.6 Review of applications. The Administrator will determine whether applications shall be granted or refused. Inauguration of Inspection ...


the inauguration of inspection, inform the owner or operator of the plant of the requirements of the regulations contained in this part. Inspection shall not be begun if a plant...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.8] [Page 407] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.8 Official number. To each plant granted inspection an official number shall be assigned. Such number shall be preceded by the letter ``A'' and used to identify all certified products prepared in the plant. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.9] [Page 407] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.9 Numbers granted same ownership or control. Two or more official plants under the same ownership or control may be granted the same official number, provided a serial letter is added after the number in each case to identify the plant. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.10] [Page 407] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.10 Assignment of inspectors. The Administrator shall designate a circuit supervisor of the inspection at each circuit and assign to him such assistants as may be necessary. Fees ...


the like, expended incidental to any survey of the premises for which the inspection is requested, and in connection with any review of plans which may...


base time; for overtime, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and for certain laboratory services which are not covered under the base time, overtime,...


(a) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals shall be sufficient in number, ample in size, and conveniently located. They shall be properly lighted and ventilated and of...


Of these the following are specifically required: (a) A room or compartment adequately equipped for locking or sealing shall be provided for holding products prepared...


departments of inspected plants used for inedible material shall be maintained in clean condition, and shall be separate and apart from rooms and departments where...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.16] [Page 408] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.16 Control of flies, rats, mice, etc. Flies, rats, mice, and other vermin shall be excluded from inspected plants and premises. ...


of which would be in conflict with the provisions of this part. No equipment or utensil so tagged shall again be used until made acceptable under this part and until removal...


such plants shall be submitted to the Administrator and approval obtained for the plans in advance of construction. ...


each department has been concluded for the day, and the day and hour when work [[Page 409]] will be resumed therein. There shall be no preparation of certified...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.20] [Page 409] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.20 Inspector to have access to plant at all times. For the purpose of examination or inspection necessary to enforce any of the provisions of this part, inspectors shall have access at all times by day or night, whether the plant is being operated or not, to every part of an inspected plant. ...


into an inspected plant shall be identified and inspected at the time of receipt and be subject to further inspection in such manner and at such time as may be...


for the purpose by the plant management with the approval of the circuit supervisor. Such returned products shall be inspected there by the inspector before...


be used in the preparation of certified products, or containers thereof, whenever such certified products, materials, or containers are suspected of being unsound or...


manufacture shall be conducted carefully and with strict cleanliness. Inspected plants shall not prepare products of a kind certified under this part unless they conform...


immediately before filling, and precaution must be taken to avoid soiling the inner surfaces subsequently. (b) The inside surfaces of containers of metal, glass,...


an inspected plant shall be taken without cost to the Program for an examination as often as may be deemed necessary for the efficient conduct of the inspection....


at inspected plants, and the circuit supervisor shall report the same to the Administrator. Disposal of...


otherwise unsound or unfit for use shall be condemned and destroyed, except that if the adulteration is such as will not preclude their legitimate use for some...


ingredients which are normal to canned or semi-moist food for dogs, cats, and other carnivora, which are favorable to adequate nutrition, and which are classed by the...


products which have been inspected in compliance with this part, which are sound, healthful, wholesome, and otherwise fit for dogs, cats, and other carnivora, and...


(a) The name of the product, class of product, ingredient statement, and the animal foods inspection legend in the manner provided by paragraphs (a) (1),...


of certified products filled in such plant, except that such containers which bear labels lithographed directly on the container and in which the plant number...


until it has been approved by the Administrator. For the convenience of the inspected plant, sketches or proofs of proposed labels may be submitted in triplicate to...


the label except that label information other than the name of the product and the ingredient statement may be displayed on a panel immediately adjacent to the principal panel...


become obsolete, accompanied by a statement that such approvals are no longer desired. The approvals shall be identified by the number, the date of approval, and the name of...


or simulated in any respect or used for the purpose of misrepresentation or deception. [25 FR 1357, Feb. 16, 1960. Redesignated at 30 FR 4195, Mar. 31, 1965] ...


inspection, certification, and identification provided for in this part may be withdrawn from such plant if the operator: (a) Persist[chyph]ently fails to comply with...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR355.39] [Page 415] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sec. 355.39 Appeals from decisions made under this part. Any appeal from a decision by an employee of the Program shall be made to his immediate superior having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the appeal. Reports ...


the number of pounds of product certified by the inspector. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0583-0036) [23 FR 10107,...


in the preparation of products under this part, before their slaughter shall be allowed for such use. Such inspection shall be made on the day of slaughter. (2) Mules found...


identified as the Administrator may require in any particular case. [25 FR 1357, Feb. 16, 1960. Redesignated at 30 FR 4195, Mar. 31, 1965, and amended at 32 FR 13115,...


of Federal Regulations, are the rules of practice applicable to adjudicatory, admininstrative proceedings under the regulations in this part (9 CFR part 355). [43 FR...


the definitions excluded in Sec. 362.2(a). In addition to those definitions, the following definitions will be applicable to the regulations in this part. (a)...


the following types of service may be furnished under the regulations in this part: (a) Inspection service. An inspection and certification service for...


this part for poultry or other product eligible therefor under such regulations may make application for service to the Administrator, upon an application form which...


or withdrawal. An application or request for service may be rejected, or the benefits of the service may be otherwise denied to, or withdrawn from, any person who, or...


shall be paid by the applicant for the service in accordance with this section, and, if required by the Administrator, the fees and charges shall be paid in advance. ...


(a) For the purposes of the regulations in this part, unless otherwise required by the context, the singular form shall also import the plural and the masculine form shall also import...


Requirements Sec. 381.3 Administration. (a) General authority to administer the Act has been delegated to the Administrator (29 FR 16210, as amended; 37 FR...


381.4 Inspection in accordance with methods prescribed or approved. Inspection of poultry products shall be rendered pursuant to the regulations and...


381.5 Publications. Publications under the Act and the regulations shall be made in the Federal Register and in such other media as the Administrator...


381.6 Establishments requiring inspection. Inspection under the regulations is required at: (a) Every establishment, except as provided in Sec....


381.7 Coverage of all poultry and poultry products processed in official establishments. All poultry and poultry products processed in an...


(a) The requirements of the Act and the regulations for inspection of the processing of poultry and poultry products shall not apply to: (1) Any retail...


(a) Any person who slaughters, processes, or otherwise handles poultry or poultry products which have been or are to be processed as required by recognized...


on other persons. Whenever a slaughterer or processor is granted an exemption under Sec. 381.11 with respect to the slaughtering or processing of any poultry...


(a) The Administrator may, by order, in accordance with the applicable rules of practice suspend or terminate any exemption under Sec. 381.10(a) with respect to...


operations. Inspectors of the Inspection Service are authorized to make inspections in accordance with law to ascertain whether any of the provisions of the Act...


product'' of certain human food products containing poultry. The following articles contain poultry ingredients only in a relatively small proportion or...


be made. The operator of each establishment of the kind required by Sec. 381.6 to have inspection shall make application to the Administrator for...


Every application for inspection at any establishment shall be made by the operator on a form furnished by the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, Food...


applicant. Any person applying for inspection service may be required at the discretion of the Administrator to demonstrate that the operator of the...


of inspection. (a) Before inspection is granted, FSIS shall survey the establishment to determine if the construction and facilities of the establishment are...


inspection. (a) Any application for inspection in accordance with this part may be denied or refused in accordance with the rules of practice in part 500 of...


receiving inspection. (a) Before being granted Federal inspection, an establishment shall have developed written sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, in...


Other Requirements; Withdrawal of Inspection Sec. 381.25 Official establishment numbers. An official establishment...


Other Requirements; Withdrawal of Inspection Sec. 381.26 Separation of establishments. Each official establishment shall...


Other Requirements; Withdrawal of Inspection Sec. 381.27 Inauguration of service; notification concerning regulations; status...


Other Requirements; Withdrawal of Inspection Sec. 381.28 Report of violations. Each inspector, agent, representative, or...


Any duly authorized representative of the Secretary shall have access at all reasonable times, by day or night, whether the establishment is in operation...


Each inspector will be furnished with a numbered official inspection badge, which shall remain in his or her possession at all times, and which shall be worn in...


of inspectors. (a) No inspector shall inspect any poultry or poultry product in which he, his spouse, minor child, partner, organization in which he is serving...


made. Any person receiving inspection service may, if dissatisfied with any decision of an inspector relating to any inspection, file an appeal from...


Billing Establishments Sec. 381.36 Facilities required. (a) Inspector's Office. Office space, including, but not being limited to furnishings, light, heat,...


Billing Establishments Sec. 381.37 Schedule of operations. (a) No operations requiring inspection shall be conducted except under the supervision of an...


Sec. 381.38 Overtime and holiday inspection service. (a) The management of an official establishment, an importer, or an exporter shall reimburse...


Sec. 381.39 Basis of billing for overtime and holiday services. (a) Each recipient of overtime or holiday inspection service, or both, shall be...


(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be [[Page 448]] strictly...


freezing procedures. (a) General. Temperatures and procedures that are necessary for chilling and freezing ready-to-cook poultry, including all edible portions...


inspection rate maximums under traditional inspection procedure. The maximum number of birds to be inspected by each inspector per minute under the...


inspection system. (a) The maximum inspection rates for one inspector New Turkey Inspection (NTI-1) and two inspector New Turkey Inspection (NTI-2) are listed in...


required; extent. (a) An ante mortem inspection of poultry shall, where and to the extent considered necessary by the Administrator and under such instructions as...


(a) Birds plainly showing on ante mortem inspection any disease or condition, that under Sec. Sec. 381.80 to 381.93, inclusive, would cause condemnation of...


ante mortem inspection. (a) All birds, except ratites, that on ante mortem inspection do not plainly show, but are suspected of being affected with, any disease...


If live poultry, which is affected by any contagious disease which is transmissible to man, is brought into an official establishment, such poultry shall be...


residues. When any poultry at an official establishment is suspected of having been treated with or exposed to any substance that may impart a biological...


(a) No poultry used in any research investigation involving an experimental biological product, drug, or chemical shall be eligible for slaughter at an official...


(a) No poultry used in any research investigation involving an experimental biological product, drug, or chemical shall be eligible for slaughter at an official...
...


for further examination. Each carcass, including all parts thereof, in which there is any lesion of disease, or other condition which might render such carcass or...


carcasses and parts: separation of poultry suspected of containing biological residues. (a) At the time of any inspection under this subpart each carcass, or any...


and parts. Each carcass and all organs and other parts of carcasses which are found to be not adulterated shall be passed for...


residues. (a) The carcasses or parts of carcasses of all poultry inspected at an official establishment and found at the time of post mortem inspection, or at...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.81] [Page 463] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart K_Post Mortem Inspection; Disposition of Carcasses and Parts Sec. 381.81 Tuberculosis. Carcasses of poultry affected with tuberculosis shall be condemned. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.82] [Page 463] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart K_Post Mortem Inspection; Disposition of Carcasses and Parts Sec. 381.82 Diseases of the leukosis complex. Carcasses of poultry affected with any one or more of the several forms of the avian leukosis complex shall be condemned. ...


toxemia. Carcasses of poultry showing evidence of any septicemic or toxemic disease, or showing evidence of an abnormal physiologic state, shall...


Carcasses of poultry with evidence of extensive involvement of the air sacs with airsacculitis or those showing airsacculitis along with systemic changes shall...


Carcasses of poultry showing evidence of any disease which is characterized by the presence, in the meat or other edible parts of the carcass, or organisms or...


Any organ or other part of a carcass which is affected by an inflammatory process shall be condemned and, if there is evidence of general systemic...


Any organ or other part of a carcass which is affected by a tumor shall be condemned and when there is evidence of metastasis or that the general condition of the bird has...


Organs or other parts of carcasses which are found to be infested with parasites, or which show lesions of such infestation shall be condemned and, if the whole carcass...


Any part of a carcass which is badly bruised shall be condemned and, if the whole carcass is affected as a result of the bruise, the whole carcass shall be condemned. Parts...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.90] [Page 464] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart K_Post Mortem Inspection; Disposition of Carcasses and Parts Sec. 381.90 Cadavers. Carcasses of poultry showing evidence of having died from causes other than slaughter shall be condemned. ...


(a) Carcasses of poultry contaminated by volatile oils, paints, poisons, gases, scald vat water in the air sac system, or other substances which render the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.92] [Page 465] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart K_Post Mortem Inspection; Disposition of Carcasses and Parts Sec. 381.92 Overscald. Carcasses of poultry which have been overscalded, resulting in a cooked appearance of the flesh, shall be condemned. ...


Carcasses of poultry deleteriously affected by post mortem changes shall be disposed of as follows: (a) Carcasses which have reached a state of putrefaction...


Microorganisms; process control verification criteria and testing; pathogen reduction standards. (a) Criteria for verifying process control; E. coli testing. ...


Establishments Sec. 381.95 Disposal of condemned poultry products. All condemned carcasses, or condemned parts of carcasses, or other condemned...


Procedures Sec. 381.96 Wording and form of the official inspection legend. Except as otherwise provided in this subpart, the official...


Sec. 381.98 Official seal. The official mark for use in sealing means of conveyance used in transporting poultry products under any requirement...


Sec. 381.99 Official retention and rejection tags. The official marks for use in post-mortem inspection and identification of...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.100] [Page 469] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart M_Official Marks, Devices, and Certificates; Export Certificates; Certification Procedures Sec. 381.100 Official detention tag. The detention tag prescribed in Sec. 381.211 is an official device. ...


Procedures Sec. 381.101 Official U.S. Condemned mark. The term ``U.S. Condemned'' as shown below is an official mark and the devices used by the...


Procedures Sec. 381.103 Official poultry condemnation certificates; issuance and form. Upon request by the operator of the establishment, the inspector...


Procedures Sec. 381.104 Official export certificates, marks and devices. The form of certificate described in Sec. 381.106 is an official...


Procedures Sec. 381.105 Export certification; marking of containers. (a) Upon request or application by any person intending to export any...


Procedures Sec. 381.106 Form of official export certificate. The official export certificate authorized by this subpart is a paper certificate form...


Procedures Sec. 381.107 Special procedures as to certification of poultry products for export to certain countries. When export certificates are required...


Procedures Sec. 381.108 Official poultry inspection certificates; issuance and disposition. (a) Upon the request of an interested party, any...


Procedures Sec. 381.109 Form of official poultry inspection certificate. (a) The official poultry inspection certificate authorized by this subpart is...


Procedures Sec. 381.110 Erasures or alterations made on certificates. Erasures or alterations not initialed by the issuing inspector shall not be...


Procedures Sec. 381.111 Data to be entered in proper spaces. All certificates shall be so executed that the data entered thereon will appear in the...


Procedures Sec. 381.112 Official mark for maintaining the identity and integrity of samples. The official mark for use in sealing containers of...


passed poultry products required to be labeled. Except as may be authorized in specific cases by the Administrator with respect to shipment of poultry products...


containers. (a) Each label for use on immediate containers for inspected and passed poultry products shall bear on the principal display panel (except as...


labeling. (a) The label shall show the name of the product, which, in the case of a poultry product which purports to be or is represented as a product for which...


(a)(1) The label shall show a statement of the ingredients in the poultry product if the product is fabricated from two or more ingredients. Such ingredients shall be...


or coloring. (a) When an artificial smoke flavoring or a smoke flavoring is added as an ingredient in the formula of any poultry product, there shall appear on...


and other additives. When an antioxidant is added to a poultry product, there shall appear on the label in prominent letters and contiguous to the name of...


(a) The label shall bear a statement of the quantity of contents in terms of weight or measures as provided in paragraph (c)(5) of this section. However, the...


Sections 381.121a through 381.121e of this part prescribe the procedures to be followed for determining net weight compliance and prescribe the reasonable...


determining net weight compliance. (a) For the purpose of Sec. 381.121b of this part, the reasonable variations allowed, definitions, and procedures to be used...


weights, repairs, adjustments, and replacement after inspection. (a) All scales used to weight poultry products sold or otherwise distributed in commerce in...


(a) The operator of each official establishment that weighs poultry food products shall cause such scales to be tested for accuracy in accordance with the technical...


Any lot of product which is found to be out of compliance with net weight requirements upon testing in accordance with Sec. 381.121b of this subchapter shall be...


or distributor. The name and address, including zip code, of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor shall be shown on the label and if only the name...


establishment number. The immediate container of every inspected and passed poultry product shall bear: (a) The official inspection legend; and (b)...


If a product purports to be or is represented for any special dietary use by man, its label shall bear a statement concerning its vitamin, mineral, and other dietary...


(a) Packaged products which require special handling to maintain their wholesome condition shall have prominently displayed on the principal display panel...


of processing; contents of cans. (a) Either the immediate container or the shipping container of all poultry [[Page 484]] food products shall be plainly...


(a) Each label for use on a shipping container for inspected and passed poultry products shall bear, in distinctly legible form, the...


Any label to be affixed to a container of any dressed poultry or other poultry product for foreign commerce may be printed in a foreign language. However, the...


or containers. (a) No poultry product subject to the Act shall have any false or misleading labeling or any container that is so made, formed, or filled as to...


containers; orders to withhold from use. If the Administrator has reason to believe that any marking or other labeling or the size or form of any container in use...


other devices bearing official inspection marks without advance approval prohibited; exceptions. (a) Except for the purposes of preparing and submitting a sample...


(a) No final labeling shall be used on any product unless the sketch labeling of such final labeling has been submitted for approval to the Food Labeling Division,...


(a)(1) An official establishment or an establishment certified under a foreign inspection system, in accordance with subpart T of this part, is authorized to...


Copies of each label submitted for approval, shall when the Administrator requires in any specific case, be accompanied by a statement showing, by their common or usual...


(a) No official inspection legend or any abbreviation or other simulation thereof may be affixed to or placed on or caused to be affixed to or placed on...


approval. No inspector shall authorize the use of any device bearing any official inspection legend unless he or she has on file evidence that such device has...


approved labeling or devices. (a) Labeling and devices approved for use pursuant to Sec. 381.115 shall be used only for the purpose for which approved, and shall not...


(a) Every person who receives any poultry product in containers which bear any official inspection legend shall remove or deface such legend or destroy...


When it is claimed by the operator of an official establishment that some of its labeled poultry product, which has been transported to a location other than an...


(a) Edible products may not be packaged in a container which is composed in whole or in part of any poisonous or deleterious substances which may render the...


Reinspections; Processing Requirements Sec. 381.145 Poultry products and other articles entering or at official establishments; examination and...


Processing Requirements Sec. 381.146 Sampling at official establishments. Inspectors may take, without cost to the Department, such samples as...


Processing Requirements Sec. 381.148 Processing and handling requirements for frozen poultry products. Procedures with respect to processing of...


Reinspections; Processing Requirements Sec. 381.150 Requirements for the production of fully cooked poultry products and partially cooked poultry breakfast strips. ...


Processing Requirements Sec. 381.151 Adulteration of product by polluted water; procedure for handling. (a) In the event there is polluted...


Reinspections; Processing Requirements Sec. 381.152 Preparation in an official establishment of articles not for human food. (a) Requirements applicable...


Reinspections; Processing Requirements Sec. 381.152 Preparation in an official establishment of articles not for human food. (a) Requirements applicable...
...


(a) Authorization to establish specifications. (1) The Administrator is authorized to establish specifications or definitions and standards of identity or...


standards for certain poultry products. Poultry products with labeling terminology as set forth in Table I shall comply with the specifications for percent light meat...


poultry and baby or geriatric food. (a) Canned boned poultry shall, unless otherwise specified in this section, be prepared from cooked deboned poultry meat and may...


and pies. Poultry dinners (frozen) and pies shall meet the requirements set forth in Table III of this section and the percentage or weight specified...


(a) Binders or extenders may be added in accordance with a regulation in this subchapter, in 9 CFR Chapter III, Subchapter E, or in 21 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter A...


patties. Such product consists of 100 percent poultry of the kind indicated, with skin and fat not in excess of natural proportions. Product containing fillers...


Kiev.'' Such product consists of poultry meat of the kind indicated, stuffed with butter which may be seasoned and the product may be wrapped in sufficient skin to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR381.162] [Page 515] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 381_POULTRY PRODUCTS INSPECTION REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart P_Definitions and Standards of Identity or Composition Sec. 381.162 ``(Kind) steak or fillet.'' Such product consists of a boneless slice or strip of poultry meat of the kind indicated. ...


``(Kind) roasted.'' Such product consists of ready-to-cook poultry of the kind indicated, that has been cooked in dry source heat, e.g., oven roasted or...


Such product consists of ready-to-cook poultry of the kind indicated, that has been cooked in dry heat and basted with a...


with moist heat.'' Such product consists of ready-to-cook poultry of the kind indicated that has been cooked by the action of moist heat in a...


``Breaded'' is a term applicable to any poultry product which is coated with breading or a batter and breading in an amount not to exceed 30 percent of the weight...


and specialty items. Poultry dishes and specialty items listed in Table IV of this paragraph shall meet the requirements set forth in said table, irrespective of...


of skin in certain poultry products. The poultry products listed in Table V shall have not more than the percent of skin specified in the table, when raw and...


products to which solutions are added. (a) Butter alone, or solutions of poultry broth, poultry stock, water, or edible fats, or mixtures thereof, in which...


kinds and classes, and for cuts of raw poultry. (a) The following standards specify the various classes of the specified kinds of poultry, and the requirements for...


standard for ``Turkey Ham.'' (a) ``Turkey Ham'' shall be fabricated from boneless, turkey thigh meat with skin and the surface fat attached to the skin removed. The...


(Kind of Poultry). (a) ``Mechanically Separated (Kind of Poultry)'' is any product resulting from the mechanical separation and removal of most of the...


respect to use of Mechanically Separated (Kind of Poultry). (a) A poultry product required to be prepared from a particular kind of poultry (e.g., chicken) shall...


be kept. (a) Every person within any of the classes specified in paragraph (a) (1), (2), or (3) of this section is required by the Act to keep such records as...


records. Every person engaged in any business described in Sec. 381.175(a) shall maintain the records required by Sec. 381.175 at the place of business where such...


(a) Every record required to be maintained under this subpart shall be retained for a period not to exceed 2 years after December 31 of the year in which the...


rec[chyph]ords, facilities and inventory; copying and sampling. Every person within any of the classes specified in Sec. 381.175(a) shall, upon the presentation...


(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, every person that engages in business, in or for commerce, as a poultry products broker, renderer, or animal...


from official establishment operators. (a) The operator of each official establishment shall furnish to Program employees accurate information as to all...


allegedly adulterated or misbranded products; sale or transportation as violations. Whenever the consignee of any poultry product which bears an official...


Reports of the inspection work carried on within official establishments shall be forwarded to the Administrator by the inspector in charge in such a manner as may...


as at Least Equal to Federal Program Sec. 381.185 Assistance to State and Territorial programs. (a) The Administrator is authorized, under paragraph (a)...


at Least Equal to Federal Program Sec. 381.186 Cooperation of States and other jurisdictions in Federal programs. Under the ``Talmadge-Aiken Act'' of...


Products Sec. 381.189 Provisions inapplicable to specimens for laboratory examination, etc., or to naturally inedible articles. The provisions of...


Products Sec. 381.190 Transactions in slaughtered poultry and other poultry products restricted; vehicle sanitation requirements. (a) No person shall...


Products Sec. 381.191 Distribution of inspected products to small lot buyers. For the purpose of facilitating the distribution in commerce of inspected...


Products Sec. 381.192 Penalties inapplicable to carriers. No carrier shall be subject to the penalties of the Act, other than the penalties for violation of...


Products Sec. 381.193 Poultry carcasses, etc., not intended for human food. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, poultry carcasses,...


Products Sec. 381.194 Transportation and other transactions concerning dead, dying, disabled, or diseased poultry, and parts of carcasses of poultry that died...


importation into the United States. (a) When used in this part, the following terms shall be construed to mean: (1) Import (Imported). To bring within...


for importation of poultry products into the United States. (a)(1) Whenever it shall be determined by the Administrator that the system of poultry...


inspection certificates required. (a) Except as provided in Sec. Sec. 381.207 and 381.209, each consignment containing any slaughtered poultry or other poultry...


inspection of poultry products offered for entry. (a) Each person who wishes to offer for entry any slaughtered poultry or other poultry product shall...


offered for entry. (a)(1) Except as provided in Sec. Sec. 381.198(b)(1) and 381.209 of this part, and paragraph (c) of this section, all slaughtered poultry...


entry, retention in customs custody; delivery under bond; movement prior to inspection; handling; facilities and assistance. (a) No slaughtered poultry or...


used in handling poultry products offered for entry to be maintained in sanitary condition. Compartments of steamships, railroad cars, and other means...


entry; reporting of findings to customs; handling of articles refused entry; appeals, how made; denaturing procedures. (a)(1) Program inspectors shall report...


for storage, cartage, and labor with respect to products which are refused entry. All charges for storage, cartage, and labor with respect to any product...


offered for entry; official import inspection marks and devices. (a) Except for products offered for entry from Canada, poultry products which upon reinspection...


poultry products offered for entry. (a) Immediate containers of poultry products imported into the United States shall bear a label printed in English showing...


of poultry products offered for entry. Shipping containers of imported poultry products are required to bear in a prominent and legible manner...


personal use, display, or laboratory analysis. Any poultry product (other than one which is forbidden entry by other Federal law or regulation) from any country...


entry and entered to be handled and transported as domestic; entry into official establishments; transportation. (a) All poultry products, after entry into the...


and marked poultry products; exemption. Poultry products which have been inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are so marked, and...


other articles subject to administrative detention. Any poultry carcass, or part thereof; or any product made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or part...


form of detention tag. An authorized representative of the Secretary shall detain any poultry or other article to be detained under this subpart, by affixing...


detention to the owner of the poultry or other article, or the owner's agent, and person having custody. (a) When any poultry or other article is detained under...


governmental authorities having jurisdiction over article detained; form of written notification. Within 48 hours after the detention of any poultry or other...


poultry or other article detained; removal of official marks. (a) No poultry or other article detained in accordance with the provisions in this subpart shall be...


articles subject to judicial seizure and condemnation. Any poultry carcass, or part thereof, or any product made wholly or in part from any poultry carcass or...


judicial seizure, condemnation, and disposition. Any poultry or other article subject to seizure and condemnation under this subpart is liable to be proceeded against...


condemnation or seizure under other provisions of law. The provisions of this subpart relating to detention, seizure, condemnation and disposition of poultry or...


The Act contains criminal provisions with respect to numerous offenses specified in the Act, including but not limited to forcible assaults on, or other...


Criteria and Procedure for Designat[chyph]ing Establishments With Operations Which Would Clearly Endanger the Public Health; Disposition ...


has been designated, under paragraph 5(c) of the Act, as a State in which the provisions of sections 1 through 4, 6 through 10, and 12 through 22 of the Act shall apply...


The provisions of the regulations in this part apply to operations and transactions wholly within each State designated in Sec. 381.221 under paragraph 5(c) of the Act,...


paragraph 5(c) of the Act. Upon the effective date of designation of a State under paragraph 5(c) of the Act, no poultry products can be processed within the...


and the regulations. Each of the following States has been designated, effective on the date shown below, under section 11 of the Act, as a State in which the...


endanger the public health; disposition of poultry products therein. (a) An establishment in any State not listed in Sec. 381.221 that is preparing poultry...


Source: 51 FR 45634, Dec. 19, 1986, unless otherwise noted. (a) Abnormal container. A container with any sign of swelling or product leakage or any evidence that...


(a) Examination and cleaning of empty containers. (1) Empty containers, closures, and flexible pouch roll stock shall be evaluated by the establishment to ensure...


(a) Process schedules. Prior to the processing of canned product for distribution in commerce, an establishment shall have a process schedule (as defined in Sec....


of the process schedule. Critical factors specified in the process schedule shall be measured, controlled and recorded by the establishment to ensure that...


processing area. (a) Posting of processes. Process schedules (or operating process schedules) for daily production, including minimum initial temperatures and...


processing area. (a) Posting of processes. Process schedules (or operating process schedules) for daily production, including minimum initial temperatures and...
...


At least the following processing and production information shall be recorded by the establishment: Date of production; product name and style;...


(a) Process records. Charts from temperature/time recording devices shall be identified by production date, container code, processing vessel number or...


(a) Whenever the actual process is less than the process schedule or when any critical factor does not comply with the requirements for that factor as specified in...


(a) Finished product inspections must be handled according to: (1) A HACCP plan for canned product that addresses hazards associated with...


All operators of thermal processing systems specified in Sec. 381.305 and container closure technicians shall be under the direct supervision of a person who has...


Establishments shall prepare and maintain a current procedure for the recall of all canned product covered by this subpart. Upon request, the recall procedure shall be...


Source: 58 FR 675, Jan. 6, 1993, unless otherwise noted. (a) Nutrition labeling shall be provided for all poultry products intended for...


(a) Nutrition information on a label of a packaged poultry product shall appear on the label's principal display panel or on the information panel, except...


number of servings. The label of any package of a poultry product that bears a representation as to the number of servings contained in such package shall meet...


number of servings. The label of any package of a poultry product that bears a representation as to the number of servings contained in such package shall meet...
...


per eating occasion. (a) The general principles followed in arriving at the reference amounts customarily consumed per eating occasion (Reference Amount(s)),...


principles. (a) This section applies to poultry products that are intended for human consumption and that are offered for sale. [[Page 593]] (b)...


nutrition labeling. (a) In evaluating significant participation for voluntary nutrition labeling, FSIS will consider only the major cuts of single-ingredient,...


poultry products. The major cuts of single-ingredient, raw poultry products are: Whole chicken (without neck and giblets), chicken breast, chicken wing, chicken...


labeling of single-ingredient, raw products. (a) Nutrition information on the cuts of single-ingredient, raw poultry products, including those that have...


``good source,'' ``high,'' and ``more.'' (a) General requirements. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, a claim about the level of a nutrient in a...


``light'' or ``lite.'' (a) General requirements. A claim using the terms ``light'' or ``lite'' to describe a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of...


calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of the product if: ...


the sodium content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the level of sodium in a product may only be made on the label or in labeling of the product if: (1)...


fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may only be made on the...


``healthy.'' (a) The term ``healthy,'' or any other derivative of the term ``health,'' may be used on the labeling of any poultry product, provided that the product...


content claims. (a) This section pertains to labeling applications for claims, express or implied, that characterize the level of any nutrient required to be on...


usefulness in reducing or maintaining body weight. (a) General requirements. Any product that purports to be or is represented for special dietary use because...


(a) The following poultry products are exempt from nutrition labeling: (1) Food products produced by small businesses, provided that the labels for...


(FOIA) as amended (5 U.S.C. 552), and in accordance with the directives of the Department of Agriculture regulations in part 1, subpart A, of Title 7. The availability...


and administrative procedures are published and made available to the public in the Federal Register and codified in chapter III, title 9, of the Code of...


CFR 1.4(c), FSIS will maintain and make available for public inspection and copying an index providing identifying information regarding the materials required to be published...


copying of the material described in Sec. Sec. 390.2 and 390.3 of this part will be provided by FSIS pursuant to 7 CFR 1.5(a) in a reading area, on business days between...


and to exercise authority under 7 CFR 1.3(a) to-- (1) Make determinations to grant or deny such requests, (2) Extend the 20-day deadline, (3)...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR390.6] [Page 621] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 390_FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION--Table of Contents Sec. 390.6 Fee schedule. Department regulations provide for a schedule of reasonable standard charges for document search and duplication. See 7 CFR 1.17. Fees to be charged are in 7 CFR part 1, subpart A, appendix A. ...


is denied, in whole or in part, the FOIA Coordinator or designee will explain in the letter of response the grounds for any denial of access and offer the requester...


and appeals by officials named in Sec. Sec. 390.5 and 390.7 of this part shall be governed by and made in accordance with 7 CFR 1.7 and the regulations in this part. ...


of the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), or designee, may authorize the disclosure of distribution lists (records that show where and when product was...


Agency for certain specified inspection services provided on a holiday, on an overtime basis, and/or which are voluntary inspection services. [54 FR 6390, Feb....


provided pursuant to Sec. Sec. 350.7, 351.8, 351.9, 352.5, 354.101, 355.12, and 362.5 is $43.64 per hour per program employee. [68 FR 37956, June...


rate for inspection services provided pursuant to Sec. Sec. 307.5, 350.7, 351.8, 351.9, 352.5, 354.101, 355.12, 362.5 and 381.38 is $50.04 per hour per...


provided pursuant to Sec. Sec. 350.7, 351.9, 352.5, 354.101, 355.12, and 362.5 is $61.80 per hour per program employee. [68 FR 37956, June...


for the initial accreditation and maintenance of accreditation provided pursuant to Sec. Sec. 318.21 and 381.153 shall be $1,500 per accreditation. (b) Laboratories...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR416.1] [Page 624] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 416_SANITATION--Table of Contents Sec. 416.1 General rules. Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated. [64 FR 56417, Oct. 20, 1999] ...


maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments...


ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during...


be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product. (b) Non-food-contact surfaces...


product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions. (b) Clothing....


equipment, utensil, room, or compartment at an official establishment is insanitary or that its use could cause the adulteration of product, he will attach to it...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR416.11] [Page 627] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 416_SANITATION--Table of Contents Sec. 416.11 General rules. Each official establishment shall develop, implement, and maintain written standard operating procedures for sanitation (Sanitation SOP's) in accordance with the requirements of this part. ...


conduct daily, before and during operations, sufficient to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(s). (b) The Sanitation SOP's shall be signed...


the Sanitation SOP's before the start of operations. (b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP's at the frequencies specified. ...


the Sanitation SOP's and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and...


the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment's Sanitation SOP's or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP's,...


document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOP's and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP's as...


specified therein by determining that they meet the requirements of this part. Such verification may include: (a) Reviewing the Sanitation SOP's; (b) Reviewing...


apply: Corrective action. Procedures to be followed when a deviation occurs. Critical control point. A point, step, or procedure in a food process at...


Every official establishment shall conduct, or have conducted for it, a hazard analysis to determine the food safety hazards reasonably likely to occur in the production process...


corrective action to be followed in response to a deviation from a critical limit. The HACCP plan shall describe the corrective action to be taken, and assign...


validate the HACCP plan's adequacy in controlling the food safety hazards identified during the hazard analysis, and shall verify that the plan is being...


documenting the establishment's HACCP plan: (1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in Sec. 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation; ...


inadequate if: (a) The HACCP plan in operation does not meet the requirements set forth in this part; (b) Establishment personnel are not performing tasks specified...


paragraph (b) of this section, but who need not be an employee of the establishment, shall be permitted to perform the following functions: (1) Development of the...


plan(s) by determining that each HACCP plan meets the requirements of this part and all other applicable regulations. Such verification may include: (a) Reviewing the...


of the regulations prescribes rules for the preparation of meat and the processing of poultry products. The rules in this part further the purposes of the Federal Meat...


of the regulations prescribes rules for the preparation of meat and the processing of poultry products. The rules in this part further the purposes of the Federal Meat...
...


(a) Under appropriate declaration as required in parts 316 and 317 of this chapter, the following substances may be added to meat: (1) General. Common...


(a) Substances that conceal damage or inferiority or make products appear better or of greater value. No substance may be used in or on any meat if it conceals damage...


has the effect of reducing or eliminating a microorganism, including a pathogen such as L. monocytogenes, or that has the effect of suppressing or limiting growth of...


(a) Listeria monocytogenes can contaminate RTE products that are exposed to the environment after they have undergone a lethality treatment. L. monocytogenes is a...


be permitted to retain water resulting from post-evisceration processing unless the establishment preparing those carcasses and parts demonstrates to FSIS, with data collected...


facilities, slowing or stopping of lines, or refusal to allow the processing of specifically identified product. (b) A ``withholding action'' is the refusal to allow the marks...


or practices; (2) Product adulteration or misbranding; (3) Conditions that preclude FSIS from determining that product is not adulterated or misbranded;...


a suspension without providing the establishment prior notification because: (1) The establishment produced and shipped adulterated or misbranded product as defined in...


suspension after an establishment is provided prior notification and the opportunity to demonstrate or achieve compliance because: [[Page 664]] (a) The...


suspension, the establishment will be notified orally and, as promptly as circumstances permit, in writing. The written notification will: (1) State the effective date of...


in accordance with the Uniform Rules of Practice, 7 CFR Subtitle A, part 1, subpart H because: (a) An establishment produced and shipped adulterated product; ...


applicant: (1) Does not have a HACCP plan as required by part 417 of this chapter; (2) Does not have Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures as required by...


refuse approval of false or misleading marks, labels, or sizes or forms of any container for use with any meat or poultry product under section 7 of the FMIA or under section 8...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.1] [Page 668] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.1 Meaning of words. Under these regulations, words in the singular shall be deemed to mean the plural and vice versa, as the case may demand. ...


the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall be construed, respectively, as follows: Acceptable means suitable for the purpose intended and...


and under the supervision of the Secretary, such duties as the Secretary may require in the enforcement or administration of the provisions of the Act, and this part....


he determines that it would effectuate the purposes of the Act, authorize the Administrator to cooperate with appropriate State and other governmental agencies in...


the licensing of graders and inspectors under these regulations shall be accomplished without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,...


Act. (a) Purpose. This section collects and displays the control numbers assigned to information collection requirements by the Office of Management and...


Inspection of eggs and egg products shall be rendered pursuant to these regulations and under such conditions and in accordance with such methods as may be prescribed...


services pursuant to the Egg Products Inspection Act. Eggs and egg products shall be inspected in accordance with such standards, methods, and instructions as may...


No plant in which egg products processing operations are conducted shall process egg products without continuous inspection under these regulations, except as expressly exempted...


Eggs and egg products processed in an official plant shall be inspected, processed, marked, and labeled as required by these regulations. Egg products entering an official...


made of: (1) The records of all persons engaged in the business of transporting, shipping, or receiving any eggs or egg products. (2) Exempted plants to determine...


of the Act with respect to premises, facilities, and operations of any official plant which are in addition to or different than those made under this part may not be...


Any State or local jurisdiction may exercise jurisdiction with respect to eggs and egg products for the purpose of preventing the distribution for human food purposes of any...


shall not be provided under this part at any plant for the processing of any egg products which are not intended for use as human food, but such articles prior to their...


human food. (a) No person shall buy, sell, or transport or offer to buy or sell, or offer or receive for transportation in commerce, any eggs or egg products which...


shell egg handler shall possess any shell eggs that are packed into containers destined for the ultimate consumer unless they are stored and transported under refrigeration at...


the extent prescribed as to the provision for continuous inspection of processing operations in section 5(a) of the Act: Provided, That the conditions for exemption and...


Administrator may immediately suspend or terminate any exemption under Sec. 590.100(b) at any time with respect to any person, if the conditions of exemption prescribed by this...


or State employee, or the employee of a local jurisdiction possessing proper qualifications as determined by an examination for competency and who is to perform services...


Pending final action by the Secretary, any person authorized to countersign a license to perform inspection services may, whenever he deems such action necessary to assure that...


as an inspector or whenever his license has been suspended or revoked, the licensee shall surrender his license and other items of identification furnished by the...


shall confine their activities to those duties necessary in the rendering of inspection service and such closely related activities as may be approved by...


at all times while on duty, and present upon request, the means of identification furnished by the Department to such persons. [36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971; 36 FR...


the period of their respective appointments, or licenses, to take an active part in political management or in political campaigns. Political activity in city, county,...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.120] [Page 676] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.120 Financial interest of inspectors. No inspector shall inspect any product in which he is financially interested. ...


the inspection in an official plant shall be given reasonable advance notice by plant management of the hours when such inspection will be required. [60 FR 49169, Sept....


for an official plant shall be subject to approval of the Administrator. The normal operating schedule shall consist of a continuous 8-hour period per day (excluding...


an official plant require the services of inspection personnel beyond their regularly assigned tour of duty on any day or on a day outside the established schedule, such services...


requires inspection service on a holiday or a day designated in lieu of a holiday, such service is considered holiday work. The official plant must, in advance of such...


shall be billed to the official plant on the basis of each 15 minutes of overtime and/or holiday service performed by each inspector providing such service to the...


any representative of the Secretary to any plant, place of business, or transport vehicle subject to inspection under the provisions of this part upon presentation of...


product for which inspection service is required shall be so placed as to disclose fully its class, quality, quantity, and condition as the circumstances may warrant. ...


for use of inspectors in performing service. (a) Such facilities and equipment shall include but not be limited to a room or area suitable for sampling product,...


operator of each plant processing egg products, unless exempted by Sec. 590.100, shall make application to the Administrator for inspection service. The application shall be made...


shall be regarded as filed only when it has been filled in completely and signed by the applicant and has been received in the office of the Chief of the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.144] [Page 678] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.144 Authority of applicant. Proof of authority of any person applying for inspection service may be required at the discretion of the Administrator. ...


Any person desiring to process egg products under continuous inspection service must receive approval of such plant and facilities as an official...


insofar as practicable, in the order in which applications therefor are made. [36 FR 9814, May 28, 1971, as amended at 42 FR 2971, Jan. 14, 1977. Redesignated at 42...


be assigned to each plant granted inspection service. Such plant number shall be used to identify all containers of inspected products prepared in the plant which are...


service, the proprietor or operator of the plant [[Page 680]] shall be knowledgeable of the requirements of these regulations. [36 FR 9814, May 28,...


(a) The Administrator (for such period, or indefinitely, as he deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of the Act) may refuse to provide or may withdraw inspection service...


is not performed at any plant for a period of at least 90 days, plant approval shall terminate upon notice by the Administrator without further proceedings; provided,...


in the business of transporting, shipping, or receiving any eggs or egg products in commerce, or holding such articles so received, and all egg handlers, including...


When inspection service is performed at any plant, the plant operator shall furnish the inspector such information and assistance as may be required for the performance...


subject to the Act are found by any authorized representative of the Secretary upon any premises, and there is reason to believe that they are or have been processed,...


Any appeal inspection may be requested by any interested party who is dissatisfied with the determination by an inspector of the class, quantity,...


inspection or decision in an official plant. Any interested party who is not satisfied with the determination of the class, quantity, or condition of product which...


inspection or review of an inspector's decision may be made orally or in writing. If made orally, written confirmation may be required. The applicant shall clearly state...


When it appears to the official with whom an appeal request is filed that the reasons given in the request are frivolous or not substantial, or that the condition of...


or review of a decision requested under Sec. 590.310(a) shall be made by the inspector's immediate supervisor or by a licensed inspector assigned by the immediate...


on movement of product. Products shall not have been moved from the place where the inspection being appealed was performed and must have been maintained under...


an appeal inspection is completed, an appeal certificate shall be issued to show that the original inspection was sustained or was not sustained. Such certificate shall supersede...


the appellant when the appeal inspection discloses a material error was made in the original determination. (b) The costs of an appeal shall be borne by the appellant at...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.400] [Page 684] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.400 Form of certificates. All certificates shall be issued on forms approved by the Administrator. ...


of the applicant or the Service, any inspector is authorized to issue an egg products inspection certificate with respect to any lot of egg products inspected by him....


Erasures or alterations shall be initialed by the issuing inspector on the original certificate and any copy thereof. All certificates made useless through clerical error...


up to two copies of each official certificate shall be issued to the applicant or person designated by him. Other copies shall be filed and retained in accordance with...


(a) All shell eggs packed into containers destined for the ultimate consumer shall be labeled to indicate that refrigeration is required, e.g., ``Keep Refrigerated,'' or words...


official egg products plants. (a) No label, container, or packaging material which bears official identification may bear any statement that is false or misleading....


(a) The shield set forth in Figure 1 containing the letters ``USDA'' shall be the official identification symbol for purposes of this part and, when used, imitated,...


Egg products which are permitted to bear the inspection mark shall be processed in an official plant from edible shell eggs or other edible egg products and may contain other...


identification as shown in this section shall be printed or lithographed and applied as a part of the principal display panel, but shall not be applied to a detachable...


(a) Containers or labels which bear official identification approved for use pursuant to Sec. 590.411 shall be used only for the purpose for which approved. Any unauthorized use...


label approval. No inspector shall authorize the use of official identification on any inspected product unless he has on file evidence that such official identification...


The reuse, by any person, of containers bearing official identification is prohibited unless such identification is applicable in all respects to product being...


made, pursuant to these regulations, of the processing of egg products in each official plant processing egg products for commerce unless exempted under Sec....


adulterated at official plants shall be condemned and, if no appeal be taken from such determination of condemnation, such articles shall be destroyed for human food purposes...


an official plant except as provided in Sec. 590.430(b) unless it has been prepared and handled in accordance with these regulations, and the container of such product...


as may be approved by the Administrator shall be used for the identification and control of products which are not in compliance with the regulations or are held for...


shall limit the entry of eggs and egg products and other materials into official plants under such conditions as he may prescribe to assure that allowing the entry of...


and ingredients used in the manufacture or preparation of any egg product capable of use as human food shall be clean, wholesome, and unadulterated. (b) The use...


be brought into the official plant for processing: Provided, That the ova is from wholesome poultry inspected in a plant operating under the Poultry Products Inspection...


free from objectionable odors, dust, and smokeladen air. (b) The premises shall be free from refuse, rubbish, waste, and other materials and conditions which constitute a...


(a) Equipment and utensils used in processing shell eggs and egg products shall be of such design, material, and construction as will: (1) Enable the examination,...


processing, storing, and handling of shell eggs, ingredients, and egg products shall be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary methods and shall be conducted as...


(a) The room shall be so constructed that it can be adequately darkened to assure accuracy in removal of inedible or loss eggs by candling. Equipment shall be arranged so as...


transfer rooms and equipment shall be kept clean, free from cobwebs, dust, objectionable odors, and excess packing materials. (b) Containers for trash and inedible...


(a) The shell eggs shall be sorted and classified into the following categories in a manner approved by the National Supervisor: (1) Eggs listed...


shall be met when washing shell eggs to be presented for breaking: (1) Shell egg cleaning equipment shall be kept in good repair and shall be cleaned after...


(a) Immediately prior to breaking, all shell eggs shall be spray rinsed with potable water containing an approved sanitizer of not less than 100 ppm nor more than 200 ppm...


shall have at least 30 foot-candles of light on all working surfaces except that light intensity shall be at least 50 foot-candles at breaking and inspection stations. Lights...


shall be kept in a dust-free clean condition and free from flies, insects, and rodents. The floor shall be kept clean and reasonably dry during breaking operations and free of...


including surface coolers and holding tank rooms, shall be kept clean and free from objectionable odors and condensation. Surface coolers and liquid holding vats...


holding liquid eggs shall be of approved construction, fitted with covers, and located in rooms maintained in a sanitary condition. Notwithstanding the foregoing, tanks designed...


or off the premises, shall be capable of freezing all liquid egg products in accordance with the freezing requirements as set forth in Sec. 590.536. Use of off-premise...


be kept clean and free from objectionable odors. [[Page 700]] (b) Requirements. (1) Nonpasteurized egg products which are to be frozen shall be solidly frozen...


or vats constructed so as to permit ready and thorough cleaning shall be provided. (b) Frozen egg crushers, when used, shall be of approved metal construction....


are to be defrosted shall be defrosted in a sanitary manner. (b) Each container of frozen eggs shall be checked for condition and odor just prior to being emptied into...


be of a continuous discharge type and so constructed and equipped to prevent an excess accumulation of powder in the drier, bags, and powder conveyors. (b) Driers shall...


shall be kept in a clean condition and free of flies, insects, and rodents. (b) Low-pressure lines, high-pressure lines, high- and low-pressure pumps, homogenizers,...


(a) Definition of product: (1) Primary powder is that powder which is continuously removed from the primary or main drying chamber while the drying unit is...


facilities shall be constructed in such a manner as will allow thorough cleaning and be equipped with approved intake filters. (b) The intake air source shall be free from...


fermentation, drying, and curing rooms shall be kept in a dust-free clean condition and free of flies, insects, and rodents. (b) Drying units, racks, and trucks shall be kept in...


facilities. (a) General. Processing rooms shall be maintained in a clean condition and free of flies, insects, and rodents. The drying, blending, and packaging...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.549] [Page 703] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.549 Dried egg storage. Dried egg storage shall be sufficient to adequately handle the production of the plant and shall be kept clean, dry, and free from objectionable odors. ...


(a) This room or area shall be well lighted, and of sufficient size to permit operators to properly wash and sanitize all equipment at the rate required by the size of the...


(1) Equipment used in egg processing operations which comes in contact with liquid eggs or exposed edible products shall be cleaned to eliminate organic matter and...


including toilets, lavatories, lockers, and dressing rooms shall be adequate and meet State and local requirements for food processing plants. (b) Toilets...


The facilities for pasteurization of egg products shall be adequate and of approved construction so that all products will be processed as provided for in this...


dried whites is an approved method for pasteurization and the product shall be heated throughout for such times and at such [[Page 705]] temperatures as...


at their expense, shall make tests and analyses to determine compliance with the Act and the regulations. (a) Samples shall be drawn from liquid, frozen or dried egg...


exemption from the continuous inspection requirements must be made in writing on [[Page 706]] forms approved by the Administrator and filed with the...


products may qualify for exemption where: (a) The facility, operating procedures and practices, and sanitation meet the standards required for official egg products plants as...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR590.620] [Page 706] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 590_INSPECTION OF EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS (EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT)--Table of Contents Sec. 590.620 Authority of applicant. Proof of authority of any person applying for exemption from continuous inspection may be required by the Administrator. ...


be regarded as filed only when it has been filled in completely and signed by the applicant and has been received in the office of the...


to process egg products pursuant to the exemption provision of the Act and these regulations must receive approval of such plant, facilities, and operating procedures as...


egg products which receives the Administrator's approval for exemption shall be assigned an ``Exempted Registration Number'' at the time the exemption approval...


of the Administrator shall make such periodic inspections of exempted plants and records thereof as the Administrator may require to ascertain if any of...


suspend or terminate any exemption if the criteria for exemption required in Sec. 590.610 are not being met. In addition, if any violation has been committed, the applicable...


products processing plants. (a) The labels for egg products which are capable for use as human food shall be submitted to the Administrator for approval....


of restricted eggs shall be determined to be satisfactorily identified if such container bears the packer's name and address, the quality of the eggs in the container...


All inedible, unwholesome, or adulterated egg products shall be identified with the name and address of the processor, the words ``Inedible Egg...


shall be legible and conspicuous. [37 FR 6659, Apr. 1, 1972. Redesignated at 42 FR 32514, June 27, 1977, and further redesignated at 46 FR 63203, Dec....


into the United States. (a) Egg products and restricted eggs may be imported into the United States from any foreign country only in accordance with...


eggs than permitted in the official standards for U.S. Consumer Grade B. No containers of restricted egg(s) other than checks or dirties...


the United States. (a) Whenever it is determined by the Administrator that the system of egg products inspection maintained by any foreign country is...


(a) Except as provided in Sec. 590.960, each consignment of egg products, as defined in this part, shall be accompanied by a foreign egg products inspection certificate, which,...


egg products. Each person importing any eggs or egg products shall make application for inspection to the Chief, Poultry Grading Branch, Poultry...


provided in Sec. 590.960, egg products offered for importation from any foreign country shall be subject to inspection in accordance with established inspection procedures,...


under bond; movement prior to inspection; sealing; handling; facilities, and assistance. (a) No egg products required by this part to be inspected shall...


be maintained in sanitary condition. Compartments of boats, railroad cars, and other means of conveyance transporting any product to the United States, and...


Egg products which, upon inspection, are found to be acceptable for importation into the United States, and are properly labeled and bear the inspection mark of the country of...


findings to customs; handling of products refused entry. (a) Inspectors shall report their findings to the collector of customs at the port where products are offered...


(a) Immediate containers of product offered for importation shall bear a label, printed in English, showing: (1) The name of product; (2) the name of...


(a) Shipping containers of foreign product which are shipped to the United States shall bear in a prominent and legible manner: (1) The common or...


products eligible for importation may be relabeled with an approved label under the supervision of an inspector at an official egg products plant or other location. The new label...


laboratory analysis. Any egg products which are offered for importation, exclusively for the consignee's personal use, display, or laboratory analysis, and not...


Products which have been inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture and so marked, and which are returned from foreign countries are not importations...


contrary to the Act. All charges for storage, cartage, and labor with respect to any product which is imported contrary to this part shall be paid by...


Inspection Service for the voluntary base time, overtime, and holiday time inspection services of egg products as provided by FSIS on other than a continuous resident...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 9, Volume 2] [Revised as of January 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 9CFR592.2] [Page 712] TITLE 9--ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS CHAPTER III--FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PART 592_VOLUNTARY INSPECTION OF EGG PRODUCTS--Table of Contents Sec. 592.2 Base time rate. The base time rate for voluntary inspection services of egg products is $43.64 per hour per program employee. [68 FR 37957, June 26, 2003] ...


beyond their regularly assigned tour of duty on any day or on a day outside the established schedule, such [[Page 713]] services are considered...


a day designated in lieu of a holiday, such service is considered holiday work. The official plant must, in advance of such holiday work, request the inspector in charge...




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