Normativa EEUUAbr. 21, 2011
Servicio de Inspección y Seguridad Alimentaria (FSIS) anuncia intención de cambiar procedimientos para la aplicación de marca de inspección en espera de resultados de ciertas pruebas
14 April 2011
|Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures||Original: English|
|1.||Notifying Member: United States
If applicable, name of local government involved:
|2.||Agency responsible: Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA|
|3.||Products covered (provide tariff item number(s) as specified in national schedules deposited with the WTO; ICS numbers should be provided in addition, where applicable): All amenable meat and poultry products sampled for adulterants|
|4.||Regions or countries likely to be affected, to the extent relevant or practicable:
[X] All trading partners
[ ] Specific regions or countries:
|5.||Title of the notified document: Not Applying the Mark of Inspection Pending Certain Test Results Language(s): English Number of pages: 19|
|6.||Description of content: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to change its procedures and withhold a determination as to whether meat and poultry products are not adulterated, and thus eligible to enter commerce, until all test results that bear on the determination have been received. Inspection programme personnel periodically sample products for adulterants to verify an establishment’s regulatory compliance. The Agency’s practice has been to allow these products to bear the mark of inspection, and to enter commerce, even though the test results have not been received. FSIS has asked, but has not required, official establishments to maintain control of products represented by a sample pending test results. Because establishments, including official import inspection establishments, are not consistently maintaining control of product, despite FSIS’s request that they do so, adulterated product is entering commerce. Therefore, FSIS is announcing its intention not to apply the mark of inspection until negative results are available and received for any testing for adulterants conducted by the Agency.|
|7.||Objective and rationale: [X] food safety, [ ] animal health, [ ] plant protection, [ ] protect humans from animal/plant pest or disease, [ ] protect territory from other damage from pests.|
|8.||Is there a relevant international standard? If so, identify the standard:
[ ] Codex Alimentarius Commission (e.g. title or serial number of Codex standard or related text)
[ ] World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) (e.g. Terrestrial or Aquatic Animal Health Code, chapter number)
[ ] International Plant Protection Convention (e.g. ISPM number)
Does this proposed regulation conform to the relevant international standard?
[ ] Yes [ ] No
If no, describe, whenever possible, how and why it deviates from the international standard:
|9.||Other relevant documents and language(s) in which these are available: This document has been published in the Federal Register and can be found at: Federal Register Volume 76, Number 69 (Monday, 11 April 2011, Pages 19952-19970) or online at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/2005-0044.htm|
|10.||Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.
|11.||Proposed date of entry into force: [ ] Six months from date of publication, and/or (dd/mm/yy): To be determined.
[ ] Trade facilitating measure
|12.||Final date for comments: [ ] Sixty days from the date of circulation of the notification and/or (dd/mm/yy): 11 July 2011
Agency or authority designated to handle comments: [ ] National Notification Authority, [ ] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body:
Comments may be submitted by either of the following methods:
· Federal eRulemaking Portal: this website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments.
· Mail, including diskettes or CD-ROMs, and hand-delivered or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), FSIS, Room 2-2127, George Washington Carver Center, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mailstop 5474, Beltsville, MD 20705-5474.
Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2006-0044. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
|13.||Texts available from: [X] National Notification Authority, [ ] National Enquiry Point. Address, fax number and e‑mail address (if available) of other body: United States SPS National Notification Authority, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, International Regulations and Standards Division (IRSD), Stop 1027, Washington D.C. 20250; Tel: +(1 202) 720 1301; Fax: +(1 202) 720 0433; E-mail: email@example.com|