FSIS requires that establishments operating under the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) monitor their systems through microbial testing and recordkeeping. For each sample on which a microbiological test is conducted, there are two “responses” for the establishment: one response for the actual collecting of the sample and sending it to the laboratory for analysis, and the other for recording the sample result. Under the final rule, large establishments test and record microbiological results for enteric pathogens, at both pre-evisceration and post-chill, 13 times a day; small high-volume establishments, one-time a day; and small low-volume and very small establishments, 13 times a year. FSIS estimates that large establishments would test and record microbial results for the pre-operational environment weekly; small establishments, biweekly; small low-volume and very small establishments, monthly. Furthermore, all swine slaughter establishments operating would have to maintain records that document that the products resulting from its slaughter operations meet the definition of RTC pork products. FSIS also requires that each establishment operating under the NSIS submit on an annual basis an attestation to the management member of the local FSIS circuit safety committee stating that it maintains a program to monitor and document any work-related conditions of establishment workers.
The latest form for Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection expires 2023-01-31 and can be found here.
Form and Instruction
Supporting Statement A
|Extension without change of a currently approved collection||2023-01-17|
Approved with change
|New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)||2019-11-04|
Comment filed on proposed rule
|New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)||2018-02-05|