Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service: Meat Produced by Advanced Meat/Bone Separation Machinery and Meat Recovery (AMR) Systems, GAO-04-442R, B-293623, March 4, 2004
B-293623: Mar 4, 2004
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as an "interim final rule and request for comment" on January 12. The rule is designed. To prevent human exposure to the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) agent by ensuring that AMR systems are not a means of introducing central nervous system tissue into products labeled as "meat.". Enclosed is our assessment of the FSIS's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson.