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USDA Reviewing Information Collection on Meat and Poultry Recalls

Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is accepting comments through Sept. 3 on an information collection concerning voluntary recalls of meat and poultry products. A firm that has produced or imported meat or poultry that is adulterated or misbranded and is being distributed in commerce may voluntarily recall the product in question. In conducting a recall, the establishment will be asked to provide FSIS with some basic information, including the identity of the recalled product, the reason for the recall and information about the distributors and customers of the product. FSIS will also check on the effectiveness of the recall and will use FSIS form 8400-4 A to determine (1) if the retail consignee received notification of the recall and (2) the amount of recalled products received. FSIS field personnel will use FSIS form 8400-4 B to verify that product held by the retail consignee was properly disposed.

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