Food Safety and Inspection Service June 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Elimination of the Requirement To Defibrinate Livestock Blood Saved as an Edible Product
Document Number: 2021-13160
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is removing from the Federal meat inspection regulations a requirement for the defibrination of livestock blood saved as an edible product. Defibrination is the process for removing the protein fibrin, which causes blood to clot. Removal of the defibrination requirement will not affect food safety, but it will allow the industry to meet a demand for non-defibrinated blood products.