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FSIS releases updated data on food import denials


May 10, 2024

On the 15th of May, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updated its public dataset on import refusals for products under its regulation. According to federal law, all imported meat, poultry, and egg products must undergo reinspection before entering the U.S. FSIS conducts these reinspections to ensure proper labeling, certification and overall quality, identifying any tampering or transportation damage. FSIS also conducts random or for-cause inspections, including physical examination and laboratory sampling for pathogens and chemical residues. Products failing to meet FSIS standards are denied entry. Importers have 45 days for meat and poultry or 30 days for egg products to address non-compliance, including destruction, re-export, or compliance measures like re-labeling.

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