Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Duties and Requirements—Part 3: Monitoring of Food Safety Systems
This 4-part series aims to inform environmental health specialists of the duties and requirements for federal meat and poultry inspectors and the companies they regulate. Part 1 provided general attributes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service inspection personnel and regulated companies (Amery, 2023a). Part 2 covered the computer-based system used to communicate results of inspection tasks, the marks of inspection, and slaughter inspection duties and company responsibilities (Amery, 2023b). Part 3 will cover the duties performed by consumer safety inspectors who monitor food safety systems. These duties include monitoring of Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) procedures, reinspection, labeling issues, and company allergen controls. The remaining part of the series will be presented in a subsequent issue.
Publication: Journal of Environmental Health
Published: July/August 2023
- Roger W. Amery, CP-FS