Content tagged "fsis"

Meat Processor Financial Assistance

Small Meat Processors Updated: July 17, 2017

Many financial assistance programs at the state and federal levels will not work for small meat processors. If we had a dollar for every program out there...


Small Meat Processors Updated: December 04, 2015

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, as part of its assistance and outreach to small and very small plants, offers several resources for MSU...

Microbiology for Meat Processors

Small Meat Processors Updated: November 13, 2015

What's on this page? A basic understanding of microbiology can really help as you develop food safety and HACCP plans.  This page has a few resources to get...

Validation of Dried and Fermented Meats

Updated: October 22, 2015

Validation of Dried and Fermented Meats: Tools for Small ProcessorsA Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar, presented in collaboration with USDA's...

Cooperative Interstate Shipment: How's It Working Out?

Small Meat Processors Updated: December 12, 2014

The Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program, authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill and launched by USDA-FSIS in 2012, allows state-inspected meats from qualifying...

Find a Meat Processor Near You or List Your Plant

Small Meat Processors Updated: October 13, 2014

 USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service provides a list, in pdf, of federally inspected processing establishments: FSIS Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product...

NACMPI is Seeking Nominations - Learn More and Apply

Small Meat Processors Updated: May 20, 2014

Date: May 15, 2014Duration: 30 minutes All NMPAN webinars are free and open to the public.OverviewThe National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry...

How to use the FSIS Web Site

Small Meat Processors Updated: September 09, 2013

This page overviews resources available on the USDA-FSIS Small & Very Small Plants Web Page. In addition to those explained here, other resources exist, such...

Finding Directives

Small Meat Processors Updated: September 03, 2013

Adapted from Volume 3, Number 11 of Small Plant News As a small plant operator, you probably already know that FSIS issues directives to provide official...

Step 5: Obtain Approved Labels and/or Brands

Small Meat Processors Updated: September 03, 2013

Per the requirements of Chapter 9 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 317 and Section 381 subpart N, all meat and poultry products must have labels with...

Food Safety Assessments: what they are & how to prepare

Small Meat Processors Updated: August 29, 2013

 A Food Safety Assessment (FSA), done randomly or in response to a problem, is an audit done by FSIS at federally inspected plants to assure that food safety...

How to Appeal an Inspection Decision

Small Meat Processors Updated: August 28, 2013

If you are a meat processor, and you believe your inspector has given you an "NR" or noncompliance record that is unwarranted or an  error, you have the...

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