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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD32 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection 
Abstract: FSIS intends to provide a new inspection system for young poultry slaughter establishments that would facilitate public health-based inspection. This new system would be available initially only to young chicken and turkey slaughter establishments. Establishments that slaughter broilers, fryers, roasters, and Cornish game hens (as defined in 9 CFR 381.170) would be considered as "young chicken establishments." FSIS also intends to revoke the provisions that allow young chicken slaughter establishments to operate under the current streamlined inspection system (SIS) or the new line speed (NELS) inspection system, and to revoke the new turkey inspection system (NTIS). Young chicken and turkey slaughter establishments would be required to operate under the new inspection system or under Traditional Inspection. FSIS anticipates that this proposed rule would provide the framework for action to provide public health-based inspection in all establishments that slaughter amenable poultry species. Under the new system, young chicken and turkey slaughter establishments would be required to sort chicken carcasses and to conduct other activities to ensure that carcasses are not adulterated before they enter the chilling tank. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 381.66    9 CFR 381.67    9 CFR 381.76    9 CFR 381.83    9 CFR 381.91    9 CFR 381.94   
Legal Authority: 21 USC 451 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/27/2012  77 FR 4408   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/29/2012  77 FR 24873   
Final Action  07/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rachel Edelstein
Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW., 350-E JLW Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 205-0495
Fax:202 720-2025
Email: rachel.edelstein@fsis.usda.gov