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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD52 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: New Requirements for Contamination Control in Slaughter Operations for Cattle of Any Age 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to require that all establishments that slaughter cattle (including calves) develop implement and maintain written procedures to prevent contamination of carcasses and parts by enteric pathogens (e.g. Salmonella and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)) and fecal material throughout the entire slaughter and dressing operation and that they incorporate their procedures into their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans or sanitation standard operating procedures (sanitation SOPs) or other pre-requisite programs (also referred to collectively as the HACCP system).
FSIS is also proposing to remove the current regulatory Salmonella performance standards for beef carcasses and ground beef from the regulations and the generic Escherichia coli (E. coli) testing requirements for cattle.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 310.18   
Legal Authority: 21 USC 601 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Williams
Director, Issuances Staff (IS)
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-5627
Fax:202 690-0486