FSIS Directive on Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
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Created by the 1996 Farm Bill, the USDA Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research (Task Force) promotes USDA research efforts and identifies cost-effective ways the agriculture industry can improve air quality. The Task Force membership consists of leaders in farming, industry, health, and science for two-year terms. For more information and to submit a nomination visit here.
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FSIS Directive on Safe and Suitable Ingredients Used in the Production of Meat, Poultry and Egg Products
The directive provides inspection program personnel (IPP) with the latest up-dates to the list of substances that may be used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products. As a reminder, this directive no longer provides the complete listing of approved substances, On-Line Reprocessing (OLR) and Off-Line Reprocessing (OFLR) Antimicrobial Intervention Systems. Instead it only provides a list of the latest changes. The complete listing of OLR and OFLR Antimicrobial Intervention Systems is available here. FSIS is also providing a link to the complete list of safe and suitable ingredients, the list in 9 CFR 424.21(c) of additional acceptable food ingredients, and a Web based look-up table to search ingredients by name.