USDA FSIS – Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products

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Providing Expert Legal Advice for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Product Companies Regulated by USDA FSIS

At OFW, we have been dedicated to serving the needs of meat, poultry, and egg product clients regulated by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) since our inception. Our USDA Practice attorneys, policy advisors, and regulatory advisors comprehend the multifaceted challenges that packers and processors encounter while delivering safe, quality products within complex supply chains and under stringent timelines, all while undergoing daily inspection by FSIS.

Our attorneys stay up-to-date with the latest regulatory and policy developments implemented pursuant to the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, the Egg Products Inspection Act, and  the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act. We also regularly engage with key FSIS personnel at headquarters and the district level.

Our USDA FSIS-focused services encompass a diverse range of matters, including:

  • Inspection Matters and Appeals: Skillfully advising clients on inspection issues and appealing noncompliance records (NRs).
  • Investigations and Enforcement: Navigating FSIS investigations and enforcement actions, including Notices of Suspension, Notices of Intended Enforcement Actions, and Notices of Alleged Violations.
  • Product Recalls: Advising clients on potential recalls to ensure consumer safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Food Safety Programs: Guiding clients through Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs, Sanitary Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), and other essential food safety initiatives.
  • Labeling Compliance: Assisting clients with labeling issues and obtaining FSIS label pre-approvals to meet regulatory requirements.
  • New Technology Notifications: Facilitating submissions for new ingredient safety and suitability determinations, technologies, and procedures.
  • Humane Slaughter Issues: Addressing humane methods of livestock slaughter in accordance with FSIS regulations.
  • Global Trade Facilitation: Resolving export and import challenges to facilitate seamless international operations.

FSIS-regulated companies trust OFW to provide comprehensive legal support tailored to the unique challenges of the meat, poultry, and egg product industries.

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