August 20, 2004
August 20, 2004-- In a Federal Register published this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to change the required frequency of foreign inspection system supervisory visits to certified foreign establishments so as to bring FSIS import requirements into agreement with its requirements for domestic establishments. FSIS is proposing to delete the current requirement that supervisory visits take place ?not less frequent[ly] than one such visit per month.? In its place, FSIS is proposing to require foreign inspection systems to make ?periodic supervisory visits? to certified establishments in order to ensure that such establishments continue to meet FSIS requirements for certification to export meat and poultry to the United States.
Comments on this proposed rule can be submitted to FSIS on or before Oct. 18, 2004. For complete information and directions, log on to: Federal Register