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Delay to Poultry Inspection Proposals

20 April 2012, at 8:43am

US - The US Food Safety and Inspection Service is to extend the comment period for a proposed rule to modernise the way young chickens and turkeys are inspected at slaughter.

The original deadline to submit comments was 26 April.

The new deadline to receive comments is 30 days after the notice announcing the extension publishes in the Federal Register. The request to extend the comment period was made by constituents and the Agency agreed.

The notice clarifies answers to questions from several groups; the posting of those answers ensures that the groups and the public have access to the same information. The notice also specifies that FSIS is seeking information and data on potential impacts of line speed on worker safety.

The notice announcing the extension will be posted on the FSIS website and will publish in the Federal Register.