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Category9 CFR 416

The articles in this category describe how to achieve and maintain compliance with the 9 CFR 416 requirements. They also address topics related to 9 CFR 416. This category has two sub-categories: the Sanitation Performance Standards and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures.

9 CFR 416.2(b)(3): Excluding Vermin

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The scope of 9 CFR 416.2(b)(3)is limited to the construction and maintenance of walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings and their ability to prevent the entrance of vermin.   Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice. Walls, floors...

9 CFR 416.2(b)(1): The Building

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The scope of 9 CFR 416.2(b)(1)is limited to the building housing the official establishment, not the walls, floors, and ceilings that delineate of those spaces, nor the activities that take place in those spaces.   Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for...

9 CFR 416.2(a): Grounds and Pest Control

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Contrary to common FSIS inspection program personnel (IPP) opinion, 9 CFR 416.2(a) does not prohibit pests within an official establishment.  As written, 9 CFR 416,2(a) applies to three objects: (1) grounds about the establishment, (2) a pest management program, and (3) pest control substances.   The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that...

9 CFR 416.1: General Rules

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9 CFR 416.1 is the Sanitation Performance Standard applied to any location where meat food product and poultry food product is prepared, packaged, or held. The key words are ‘operated’ and ‘maintained.’ Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated. 9 CFR 416.1 does...

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