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Food Safety Inspection Service issues final rule on interstate meat shipments

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a final rule Tuesday, April 19, that will allow smaller state-inspected meat and poultry plants to ship products interstate.

By participating in this voluntary cooperative program, select establishments will have the option to ship meat and poultry products, bearing an official USDA mark of inspection, across state lines.

“Allowing these state-inspected establishments to ship their products across state lines has the potential to expand rural development and jobs, increase local tax bases, strengthen rural communities, and ensure that food is safe for consumers,” said FSIS Administrator Al Almanza.

In participating states, state-inspected establishments selected to take part in this program will be required to comply with all federal standards under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a final rule Tuesday, April 19, that will allow smaller state-inspected meat and poultry plants to ship products interstate.

By participating in this voluntary cooperative program, select establishments will have the option to ship meat and poultry products, bearing an official USDA mark of inspection, across state lines.

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“Allowing these state-inspected establishments to ship their products across state lines has the potential to expand rural development and jobs, increase local tax bases, strengthen rural communities, and ensure that food is safe for consumers,” said FSIS Administrator Al Almanza.

In participating states, state-inspected establishments selected to take part in this program will be required to comply with all federal standards under the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).

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