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USDA Poultry Inspection


USDA has been responsible for overseeing the processing of meat, poultry and eggs since the early 1900s.  This page summarizes some key points for its responsibilities for the poultry and poultry products industry.


Poultry Inspection Act

Processing/product inspection:  9 C.F.R. part 424

Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP):  9 C.F.R. part 417

Standard operating procedures for sanitation (Sanitation SOP's or SSOPs):  9 C.F.R. part 416

Label approval:  9 C.F.R. part 412

Recall:  9 C.F.R. part 418



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