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FSIS Clarifies Responsibilities in CSF Sampling Program

by 5m Editor
20 July 2007, at 9:01am

US - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 43-07, clarifying its responsibilities related to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) sampling program for Classical Swine Fever (CSF).

APHIS approves and designates establishments, and collects samples, as part of its National Surveillance Program for foreign animal diseases in the US food animal population.

A Public Health Veterinarian (PHV) will identify a location for the sampling in conjunction with the slaughter establishments. Once the location has been designated, the PHV will ensure that the collection does not interfere with FSIS personnel safety or with FSIS inspection activities, and that it will not jeopardize food safety. PHVs identify eligible carcasses condemned for erysipelas or septicemia for sampling by APHIS or its state colleagues.

To review the entire notice, pleaseclick here

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