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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD59 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: ●Elimination of Trichina Control Regulations and Consolidation of Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Regulations 

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the Federal meat inspection regulations to eliminate the requirements for both ready-to-eat (RTE) and not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pork and pork products to be treated to destroy trichina (Trichinella spiralis) because the regulations are inconsistent with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, and these prescriptive regulations are no longer necessary. If this supplemental proposed rule is finalized, FSIS will end its Trichinella Approved Laboratory Program (TALP program) for the evaluation and approval of non-Federal laboratories that use the pooled sample digestion technique to analyze samples for the presence of trichina. FSIS is also proposing to consolidate the regulations on thermally processed, commercially sterile meat and poultry products (i.e., canned food products containing meat or poultry).

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 301    9 CFR 303    9 CFR 318    9 CFR 319    9 CFR 320    9 CFR 325    9 CFR 331    9 CFR 381    9 CFR 424    9 CFR 431   
Legal Authority: Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA)    Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Daniel L Engeljohn
Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Room 402 Cotton Annex Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 349-E JWB,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 205-0495
Fax:202 720-2025