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What Can I sell?


A reader asked, “Can I sell fresh meat that I have processed in a USDA or state inspected facility?”  The answer could be ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Yes: Meat or poultry product that is not adulterated, is in an immediate package with a proper label, and bears an official mark of inspection, is free to move in commerce.  ‘Move in commerce’ includes sell, transport, offer for...

NR: Recording Regulations


An establishment owner asks, “Can an inspector cite additional regulations in the narrative of an NR that are not included in the relevant regulations box of that NR?” The simple answer is ‘yes,’ the inspector has the capability to cite additional regulations in the narrative; however, doing so is not consistent with FSIS employee performance policy. FSIS Directive 5000.1 Verifying an...

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