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1 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Salmonella Initiative Program : Timeline and Verification Patrick R. Burke Senior Industrial Engineer, RIMD Office of Policy and Program Development October 2011

2 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service July 13, 2011 FRN “SIP FRN” Salmonella Verification Sampling Program: Response to Comments on New Agency Policies and Clarification of the Timeline for the Salmonella Initiative Program (SIP) Pubs/ htm Pubs/ htm 2

3 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service July 13, 2011 FRN Comment period for the FRN ended September 12, 2011 Timeline for establishments with existing waivers to come under SIP is Thursday, November 10,

4 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service July 13, 2011 FRN –Deadline is for establishments with existing On-Line Reprocessing (OLR), the HACCP-based Inspection Models Project (HIMP), or any other slaughter process waiver … –to have submitted a request for participation in SIP to RIMD 4

5 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Implementation Clarifications RIMD is responsible to track progress of establishments with existing waivers to meet the deadline and initiate actions if establishments do not meet the deadline IIC is informed of progress when the establishment submits its request for SIP by receiving a copy of the “acknowledgement” sent by RIMD to establishment and IIC. 5

6 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Implementation Clarifications An establishment can continue to operate with existing waivers (HIMP, OLR) with an acknowledgment from RIMD. SIP Letter (final) is sent to AA of OFO, appropriate EARO, DO, FLS, and the IIC of the establishment. 6

7 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Implementation Clarifications The establishment does not have to have a SIP Letter issued by November 10. However, they should have an acknowledgment (or a SIP Letter) after November 10. 7

8 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Implementation Clarifications If establishment doesn’t have a SIP Letter or acknowledgment by November 10, the IIC should notify RIMD, through channels. RIMD will initiate any actions. 8

9 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Review: Waivers of Regulations FSIS grants waivers of regulations and Has no objection to allowing alternative procedures in place of the waived portion of regulation FSIS defines control programs for waivers that ensure enhancing public health—SIP is such a control program 9

10 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Review: Waivers of Regulations--SIP Under SIP the waiver is granted provided microbial data results are sent to FSIS headquarters Includes documenting and responding to microbial test results 10

11 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service 11 July 13, 2011 FRN Establishment conducts microbial sampling: Daily Salmonella sampling (at least 1 sample per evisceration line per shift) Weekly matched sampling at re-hang and post chill: Campylobacter (if applicable) E. coli (or other indicator organism), Salmonella

12 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service July 13, 2011 FRN Share data with FSIS--- complete a monthly electronic template and mail to SIP Mailbox Template is down loaded and FSIS aggregates data 12

13 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service July 13, 2011 FRN Establishments meet Salmonella standard in SIP Letter If changes FSIS will notify in writing (Minor species may conduct own baseline to determine process control parameters) 13

14 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Verification Directive Verification of SIP SIP Letter and SIP Protocol contains all information on waiver (comprehensive) Salmonella status of establishment is based on FSIS Pathogen Reduction verification testing –(not by the establishment’s Salmonella testing) : 14

15 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Verification Weekly meeting discuss –SIP Letter (no objection letter) –Verification Overview—quick guide to verification procedures according to location of alternative procedures/regulation citations if non-compliance 15

16 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Verification FSIS verifies establishment is following SIP Letter including SIP protocol and alternative procedures: –Establishment Is collecting, analyzing and recording and responding with corrective actions to their microbial data: are implementing 16

17 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Verification Establishment is monitoring alternative procedures and parameters according to HACCP, SSOPs or other pre-requisite program where they have elected to include their protocol and procedures If not following procedures/protocol may receive NR with regulation citations according to program and 381.3(b) (or 303.1(h)) 17

18 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS Verification No NRs are written solely for exceeding the acceptable number of Salmonella positives in a set, if comply with all other requirements May receive sample request forms from FSIS for unannounced Salmonella sampling: if so IPP will receive instructions 18

19 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service 19 FSIS Verification FSIS may revoke waivers when repeated NRs documenting failure to maintain alternative procedures or to follow SIP protocol occur; waivers will not be revoked based solely on the establishment’s Salmonella sample results

20 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service SIP Request for Waivers Send requests for all waivers to Isabel Arrington Include protocol detailing plant’s proposal to meet criteria 20

21 United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service 21 Questions? Contact RIMD: askFSIS questions


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