The Food Safety and Inspection Service of USDA has issued a revision to Directive 6900.2: The Humane Handling and Slaughter of Livestock. This directive informs inspection program personnel (IPP) of the requirements, verification activities, and enforcement actions for ensuring that the handling and slaughter of livestock, including disabled livestock and livestock slaughtered by religious ritual […]

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I hope that you, your families, and your employees are healthy and well. Thank you for the hard work and sacrifice that you continue to make daily. I have received numerous questions about President Trump’s executive order to keep meat and poultry processing facilities open during the COVID-19 national emergency and what it means for […]

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Thank you for the extraordinary effort that you and your staff are giving to meet the demands of consumers. You are to be commended for the services you have provided to your communities. I know these are trying times as you work to keep your supply lines full and protect your staff from contracting the […]

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There has been a growing concern in recent days about FSIS inspectors possibly spreading the COVID-19 virus as they travel between plants on their daily assignments, as well as the number of inspection personnel coming into plants. AAMP has addressed these concerns with FSIS and have had good discussion with the agency. Inspector travel between […]

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In recent days there have been a lot of questions about what you should do if you have an employee that tests positive for COVID-19. There has been no clear step-by-step direction from regulatory agencies as to how you should precede other than what the patient who tested positive should do. This is partly due […]

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