USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is seeking comments on a proposed rule it says would consolidate and streamline existing regulations for meat and poultry products. The rule would eliminate redundant trichinae control requirements for pork and pork products and consolidate regulations for thermally processed, commercially sterile meat and poultry products. The rule also would supplement regulations to establish food safety performance standards for all ready-to-eat (RTE) and all partially heat-treated meat and poultry products. FSIS has developed a compliance guide for establishments to follow, should this proposed rule become final.
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