The US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA FSIS) is announcing that, starting 13 July 2022, it will suspend its current FSIS Salmonella sampling program for Siluriformes fish and fish products based on consumer cooking practices, lack of recent outbreaks attributed to Siluriformes fish, and low percent positives detected. Full text for this Federal Register notice (87 FR 35720) can be accessed at: https://www.regulations.gov/document/FSIS_FRDOC_0001-0723.
USDA FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Please submit comments on or before 13 July 2022. USDA FSIS will suspend Salmonella sampling in domestic and imported Siluriformes fish and fish products on 13 July 2022.
Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides commenters the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on the web page or to attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments;
• Mail: Send to Docket Clerk, US Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Washington, DC 20250-3700;
• Hand- or Courier-Delivered Submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 350-E, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2022-0009. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to https://www.regulations.gov.
Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call +(202) 720 5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-3700.