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Inhumane Handling of Livestock in Connection with Slaughter by Persons Not Employed by the Official Establishment

Update – Responsibility for Humane Handling of Livestock – The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published in the October 26, 2016 Federal Register its previously announced Final Rule announcing its “… intent to hold livestock owners, transporters, haulers and other persons not employed by an official establishment responsible if they commit acts involving inhumane handling of livestock in connection with slaughter when on the premises of an official establishment. The Agency intends to initiate civil or criminal action, in appropriate circumstances, against individuals not employed by an official establishment, if these individuals handle livestock inhumanely in connection with slaughter when on the official premises. FSIS believes these actions will further improve the welfare of livestock handled in connection with slaughter by ensuring that all persons that inhumanely handle livestock in connection with slaughter are held accountable …”

Document Title: * The title of the October 26, 2016 USDA FSIS Federal Register Final Rule is “Inhumane Handling of Livestock in Connection with Slaughter by Persons Not Employed by the Official Establishment”
* The title of the October 7, 2016 USDA FSIS Constituent Update is “Federal Register Notice Announces FSIS’ Intent to Extend Responsibility of Humane Handling to Transporters”

Organization: The October 26, 2016 USDA FSIS Federal Register Final Rule was signed on October 6, 2016 by Alfred V. Almanza who is the Acting Administrator of the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service

Source: * October 26, 2016 USDA FSIS Federal Register Final Rule
* October 7, 2016 USDA FSIS Constituent Update

Comments Due By: November 25, 2016

Effective Date: FSIS will begin to implement the policy discussed in this notice on January 24, 2017, unless the Agency receives comments that demonstrate a need to revise this date

Web site: The October 26, 2016 USDA FSIS Federal Register Final Rule is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-26/html/2016-24754.htm

The October 7, 2016 USDA FSIS Constituent Update is posted at
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/newsroom/meetings/newsletters/constituent-updates/archive/2016/ConstUpdate100716

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