The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS
) recently announced guidance for label approvals of products with recalled hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP).
In addition, FSIS
officials are issuing a directive applying the refrigeration requirement to warehouses and other distribution locations that store shell eggs packed in containers destined for consumers.
According to interviews with former and current FSIS
officials, the agency has, since 2008, been quietly changing its approach to foreign audits, making in-country visits far less frequent.
small plant help-desk will serve as a "one-stop shop" for plant owners and operators with questions.
Juneja and his ARS and FSIS
colleagues met with many industry members to tailor the Web portal to processors' diverse needs in providing safe and wholesome products to consumers.
Through use of the model, FSIS
discovered that a combination of testing, sanitation and interventions yielded greater benefits than any one strategy alone.
In addition, FSIS
is carrying out extensive educational efforts targeted to "at risk" consumers.
The complete listing of products subject to this recall can be found on the (https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2019/recall-089-2019-release) FSIS
has placed renewed emphasis on industry responding to customer complaints of foreign materials in meat and poultry and, as required, reporting those incidents to the agency within 24 hours once the determination has been made that the product is adulterated," said FSIS
Administrator Carmen Rottenberg.
Because the recalled product is a frozen foods item, the FSIS
is concerned that the product may remain in consumers' freezers.
The issue was discovered by FSIS
while conducting a review of the establishment.