Food Safety and Inspection Service November 27, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Publication Method for Lists of Foreign Countries Eligible To Export Meat, Poultry, or Egg Products to the United States
Document Number: 2019-25750
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending its regulations to remove lists of foreign countries eligible to export meat, poultry, and egg products to the United States. FSIS will maintain a single list of eligible foreign countries on its website. The criteria FSIS uses to evaluate whether a foreign country is eligible to export meat, poultry, or egg products has not changed. This rule will allow FSIS to more efficiently and clearly communicate equivalence determinations by maintaining a single list of exporting countries on its website, rather than maintaining one list on the website and outdated lists in the codified regulations. In addition, the Agency is amending it regulations to remove references to the lists.