USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued Notice 66-12 on actions to take when an establishment substantially or temporarily alters its Salmonella control process. This notice is a follow up to Notice 41-11, which issued in August of 2011 with instruction on how to request expedited scheduling of FSIS Salmonella verification sampling when an establishment has substantially altered its food safety system or temporarily changed its process without validating its HACCP plan. The update provides Inspection Program Personnel with new examples of situations where requesting an expedited verification set is warranted and with updated instructions so that appropriate requests are made.
The full notice is available at www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/66-12.pdf.
Source: American Meat Institute