October 16, 2013
The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has revised FSIS Directive 8080.1, Recall of Meat and Poultry Products, to provide guidance regarding recall plans and to incorporate new regulations.
The new publication replaces Revision 6, which was released October 26, 2010. Revision 7 of FSIS Directive 8080.1 addresses new guidance and regulations, including:
- 1. Official establishments that produce meat and poultry products are required to notify their local FSIS District Office (DO) personnel within 24 hours when they learn or determine that adulterated or misbranded product has entered commerce.
- 2. If an official establishment notifies FSIS personnel other than the DO that adulterated or misbranded product has entered commerce, those personnel are to contact the DO promptly, through supervisory channels. They are also to notify the establishment that it is still required to contact the DO directly."