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Bloodborne Pathogens

Updated! 2006 Bloodborne Pathogens & First-Aid Response
Updated! 2006 Hepatitis A

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Updated! 2006 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
2004 Inedible SRM Identification, Handling and Condemnation of Spinal Cord & Vertebral Column (30 Months or Older)
2004 Procedures for Identification and Handling of Non-Ambulatory Disabled Cattle and Age Determination
2004 Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) System
2004 Inedible SRM Identification and Condemnation of Heads

2004 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (Spanish and English versions available!)

Updated! 2006
Validation, Verification and Reassessment
Updated! 2006 HACCP for Processed Meats: An Overview


Updated! 2006 Non-Compliance Record (NR) Responses
Updated! 2006 The Basics in Being Under Federal Inspection
Updated! 2006 Appeals - What Are They and How to Use Them
Updated! 2006 Handling FSIS Compliance Visits
1996 FSIS Paradigm Shift
1995 Exemption for Retail Stores


1996 USDA Meat and Poultry Approval of Labels


Updated! 2006 L. monocytogenes, Prevention at the Plant & Decontamination Procedures
2000 Technologies for Reducing Salmonella
1994 Zero Tolerance: The Carcass Mapping System
1994 Backgrounder for Gram Positive Bacteria
1994 Backgrounder for Enteric & Other Gram Negative Bacteria


Updated! 2006 Control of Allergens
Updated! 2006
Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Updated! 2006 Packers and Stockyards Primer for Packers
Updated! 2006 Writing Killer Press Releases
2004 Locating Establishment Information on the Web
2004 Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (Spanish and English versions available!)
1999 Programs Aimed at Small Business
1998 Installation of an 800-Phone Line
1997 Media Relations
1993 The Employee Stock Ownership Plan
1995 Consumer Satisfaction, Product Technology Research Fact Sheets Available

Plant Construction

Updated! 2006 Condensate and Dripping Water
Updated! 2006 Ten Most Common Secondary Treatment Problems and How to Avoid Them
1996 USDA Plant Profile: Make Sure Itís Up-to-Date and Accurate
1993 Water - Our Industryís Most Basic Resource

Plant Sanitation

Updated! 2006 Checklist for Assessing Pest Control Programs
2000 Understanding and Eliminating Biofilms in Food Processing Facilities
2000 Agency Microbiological Monitoring Programs; What Industry Should Know
1996 Pre-Operational and Operation Sanitation Check of Infrastructure & Equipment
1993 Personnel Hygiene for Workers in Meat/Poultry Plants
1993 Pest Control in Meat and Poultry Plants

Processing Controls

Updated! 2006 Net Weight for Corned Beef and Other Products from which Injected Solutions Separate
2003 Checklist for Verifying Compliance with FSIS Control of Listeria monocytogenes in RTE Product, Final Rule
1994 Starter Cultures and Acidulants for Meats
1994 Modified Atmosphere Packaging: Options for Fresh and Processed Meats
1993 Methods Used to Determine the Maximum Internal Temperature of Cooked Meat
1992 Understanding Net Weight


Updated! 2006 Getting Ready for a Recall
1998 Blueprint for Crisis Management
1997 Dealing with the Media & Consumers During a Recall Situation
1996 Crisis and Opportunities


Updated! 2006 E. Coli Biotype I Sponge Sampling Testing Guidelines
1993 Preventing Contamination on the Slaughter Floor
1993 Pre-Slaughter Washing for Cattle

Workplace Issues

Updated! 2006 Anti-Harassment Policies
1996 The National Association of Credit Management

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