WASHINGTON — Notice 75-09: Raw Product Destined for Ready-to-Eat Product Excluded from Salmonella Testing has been issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service. This notice reissues content from F.S.I.S. Notice 66-08 and advises inspection program personnel that even though most raw meat and poultry products are subject to Salmonella testing, there is a narrow set of circumstances in which sampling is not warranted.
According to the notice, if an establishment processes all its products into ready-to-eat product or moves all its raw products for further processing into R.T.E. product at another federally inspected establishment, the establishment is to be excluded from the Salmonella verification testing program schedule.
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