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Georgia Department of Agriculture

Notice of Intent to Consider the Adoption of Amendments to Meat Inspection – Meat Processing Rules

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 DATE: October 1, 2018

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Consider the Adoption of Amendments to Meat Inspection – Meat Processing Rules

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES:

Pursuant to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, O.C.G.A. § 50-13-4 and O.C.G.A. § 26-2-80, notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Agriculture will be accepting written comments regarding the adoption of amendments to Rules 40-10-1-.01, 40-10-1-.04, and 40-10-1-.20 relating to Meat Inspection – Meat Processing. The Department will be accepting written comments from October 1, 2018 to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on October 31, 2018.

SYNOPSIS, MAIN FEATURES AND DIFFERENCES:

The Department is proposing to amend its Meat Inspection – Meat Process rules to be consistent with recent changes by the United States Department of Agriculture to the Code of Federal Regulations. Specifically, the Department is proposing the following amendments:

  1. The Department is proposing to amend Rule 40-10-1-.01 by adding Title 9 Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter III, Part 431 to the rules and regulations for mandatory meat inspection.
  2. The Department is proposing to amend Rule 40-10-1-.04 by removing the last sentence in paragraph (1)(f) relating to trichina.
  3. The Department is proposing to amend Rule 40-10-1-.20 by removing the requirements contained in paragraph (10) relating to trichinae and reserving the paragraph number.

COMMENT PERIOD AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Department will be accepting written comments from October 1, 2018, to close of business (4:30 p.m. EST) on October 31, 2018. Comments will be considered on November 1, 2018. Please submit written comments to:

Adam Buuck
Animal Industry Division Director
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone Number: (404) 656-3673

Interested persons may call or submit a written request to obtain a copy of the proposed Rules. A copy of the synopsis and the proposed Rules may be downloaded from the Georgia Department of Agriculture website at www.agr.georgia.gov.

This notice is given in compliance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act, O.C.G.A. § 50-134.

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