FSIS has released a brief Q&A addressing issues related to the new requirement that establishments report to their district offices all instances of adulterated or misbranded products within 24 hours of learning or determining that products have entered commerce. The reporting requirement applies for products received by or originating from an establishment. 9 C.F.R. § 418.2. In FSIS Notice 34-12, the agency reiterated the rule’s basic requirements and indicated establishments were to begin complying on June 7, 2012. The recently released Q&A document clarifies the agency’s understanding of when a product is “in commerce” and provides some insight into situations the agency considers reportable.
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