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FSIS issues scenario on stunning

June 30, 2008
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WASHINGTON – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Humane Interactive Knowledge Exchange (HIKE) has issued HIKE Scenario 03-08: Egregious Electrical Stunning.

The scenario offers advice and instruction on how inspectors should handle noncompliance of regulation 9 CFR 313.30 (a) (4), which states that a stunned animal “shall remain in a state of surgical anesthesia through shackling, sticking and bleeding.”

The full scenario is available at

Questions pertaining to HIKE scenarios, or answers provided on HIKE that are not resolved through discussions within the work-group or with FSIS supervisor should be submitted to


Source: American Meat Institute

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