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FSIS Waiver of Regulatory Requirements

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Food Safety and Inspection Service
We evaluated the policies and procedures FSIS used to waive regulatory requirements and allow establishments, including those participating in SIP, to test new procedures, equipment, and meat and poultry processing techniques.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)


Strengthen FSIS Directives to ensure determinations for waivers are better documented, including providing guidance on the detail needed in the documentation of project managers’ assessments of waiver criteria.

Ensure program managers have access to FootPrints training or a point of contact to improve the use of the system.