Can you please provide clarification regarding the purpose of FSIS Notice 15-06 “Use of Non-Amenable Animal Tissue in Inspected Products”?

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Can you please provide clarification regarding the purpose of FSIS Notice 15-06 “Use of Non-Amenable Animal Tissue in Inspected Products”?

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A. FSIS Notice 15-06 was issued to correct an obsolete policy document, FSIS Notice 14-91, which incorrectly stated that any non-amenable tissues used to make an amenable product must originate from an “approved source” and bear a mark of inspection (federal, state, or foreign government). Based on a re-examination of the statutory basis for the policy on using non-amenable animal products as ingredients, FSIS determined that FSIS Notice 14-91 was incorrect, and that the Agency could not restrict non-amenable animal tissues that enter a plant to only those that had the voluntary mark, a state mark, or foreign mark of inspection. Nonetheless, the same statutory provisions that applied before FSIS Notice 15-06 was issued apply after its issuance. Establishments must ensure that non-amenable animal tissues are clean, sound, healthful, wholesome, properly identified, and otherwise such as will not result in the product to which they are added being adulterated (9 CFR 318.6(a), 318.1(c), 42

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