Food Safety and Inspection Service February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Eliminating Unnecessary Requirements for Hog Carcass Cleaning
Document Number: 2019-01345
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal meat inspection regulations by removing the provision requiring the cleaning of hog carcasses before any incision is made preceding evisceration. Other regulations require carcass cleaning, the maintenance of sanitary conditions, and the prevention of hazards reasonably likely to occur in the slaughter process. Removal of this unnecessary provision will enable official establishments to adopt more efficient, effective procedures under other regulations to ensure that carcasses and parts are free of contamination.