9 CFR 300.3 - FSIS organization.

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§ 300.3 FSIS organization.

(a) General. The organization of FSIS reflects the Agency's primary regulatory responsibilities: implementation of the FMIA, including fish of the order Siluriformes, the PPIA, and the EPIA. FSIS implements the inspection provisions of the FMIA, the PPIA, and the EPIA through its field structure.

(b) Headquarters. FSIS has eight principal components or offices, each of which is under the direction of a Deputy Administrator. The Deputy Administrators, along with their staffs, and the Administrator, along with the Office of the Administrator and three staff offices that report to the Administrator, are located at U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, DC.

(1) Program Offices. FSIS's headquarters offices are the Office of Public Health and Science, which provides scientific analysis, advice, data, and recommendations on matters involving public health and science; the Office of Management, which provides centralized administrative and support services; the Office of Policy and Program Development, which develops and articulates the Agency's policies regarding food safety and other consumer protections; the Office of Field Operations, which manages regulatory oversight and inspection (see paragraph (c) of this section); the Office of Food Security and Emergency Preparedness, which works to prevent or, if necessary, coordinate a response to an intentional attack on the food supply; the Office of Program Evaluation, Enforcement, and Review, which acts to ensure that Agency programs are functioning in an efficient and effective manner; the Office of Public Affairs, Education, and Outreach, which is responsible for facilitating communications between FSIS and Congress, the Agency's constituents, and the media; and the Office of International Affairs, which is responsible for recommending and developing international policy activities.

(2) [Reserved]

(c) Field. FSIS's field structure consists of eighteen district offices and a technical center.

(1) District offices. Each district office, under the direction of a District Manager, manages a farm-to-table food safety program of regulatory oversight and inspection in a district consisting of a State or several States and territories.

The locations of the district offices and the districts' geographic boundaries are as follows:

Alameda, CA California.
Boulder, CO
Salem, OR (satellite office)
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.
Minneapolis, MN Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
Des Moines, IA Iowa and Nebraska.
Lawrence, KS Kansas and Missouri.
Springdale, AR Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Dallas, TX Texas.
Madison, WI Michigan and Wisconsin.
Chicago, IL
Pickering, OH, (satellite office)
Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana.
Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Albany, NY Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Beltsville, MD Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Raleigh, NC North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky.
Atlanta, GA Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Jackson, MS Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

(2) Technical Service Center. The Technical Service Center, which is located in Omaha, Nebraska, provides technical guidance, review, and training on the interpretation and application of regulatory requirements.

[63 FR 72354, Dec. 31, 1998, as amended at 69 FR 253, Jan. 5, 2004; 80 FR 75616, Dec. 2, 2015]

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 138 - Definitions

§ 138a - National Laboratory Accreditation Program

§ 138b - Accreditation

§ 138c - Samples

§ 138d - Application

§ 138e - Reporting

§ 138f - Fees

§ 138g - Public disclosure

§ 138h - Regulations

§ 138i - Effect of other laws

§ 450 - Cooperation with State agencies in administration and enforcement of laws relating to marketing of agricultural products and control or eradication of plant...and pests; coordination of administration of Federal and State laws

§ 1621 - Congressional declaration of purpose; use of existing facilities; cooperation with States

§ 1622 - Duties of Secretary relating to agricultural products

§ 1622a - Authority to assist farmers and elevator operators

§ 1622b - Specialty crops market news allocation

§ 1622c - Repealed. Pub. L. 113–79, title X, § 10002, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 940

§ 1623 - Authorization of appropriations; allotments to States

§ 1623a - Omitted

§ 1624 - Cooperation with Government and State agencies, private research organizations, etc.; rules and regulations

§ 1625 - Transfer and consolidation of functions, powers, bureaus, etc.

§ 1626 - Definitions

§ 1627 - Appointment of personnel; compensation; employment of specialists

§ 1901 - Findings and declaration of policy

§ 1902 - Humane methods

§ 1903 - Repealed. Pub. L. 95–445, § 5(b), Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069

§ 1904 - Methods research; designation of methods

§ 1905 - Repealed. Pub. L. 95–445, § 5(b), Oct. 10, 1978, 92 Stat. 1069

§ 1906 - Exemption of ritual slaughter

U.S. Code: Title 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS

§ 451 - Congressional statement of findings

§ 452 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 453 - Definitions

§ 454 - Federal and State cooperation in development and administration of State poultry product inspection programs

§ 455 - Inspection in official establishments

§ 456 - Operation of premises, facilities and equipment

§ 457 - Labeling and container standards

§ 458 - Prohibited acts

§ 459 - Compliance by all establishments

§ 460 - Miscellaneous activities subject to regulation

§ 461 - Offenses and punishment

§ 462 - Reporting of violations; notice; opportunity to present views

§ 463 - Rules and regulations

§ 464 - Exemptions

§ 465 - Limitations upon entry of poultry products and other materials into official establishments

§ 466 - Imports

§ 467 - Inspection services

§ 467a - Administrative detention; duration; pending judicial proceedings; notification of government authorities; release; removal of official marks

§ 467b - Seizure and condemnation

§ 467c - Federal court jurisdiction of enforcement and injunction proceedings and other kinds of cases; limitations; United States as plaintiff; subpenas

§ 467d - Administration and enforcement; applicability of penalty provisions; conduct of inquiries; power and jurisdiction of courts

§ 467e - Non-Federal jurisdiction of federally regulated matters; prohibition of additional or different requirements for establishments with inspection services and as...of adulterated or misbranded and imported articles; other matters

§ 467f - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act applications

§ 468 - Cost of inspection; overtime

§ 469 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 470 - Omitted

§ 601 - Definitions

§ 602 - Congressional statement of findings

§ 603 - Examination of animals prior to slaughter; use of humane methods

§ 604 - Post mortem examination of carcasses and marking or labeling; destruction of carcasses condemned; reinspection

§ 605 - Examination of carcasses brought into slaughtering or packing establishments, and of meat food products issued from and returned thereto; conditions for entry

§ 606 - Inspection and labeling of meat food products

§ 607 - Labeling, marking, and container requirements

§ 608 - Sanitary inspection and regulation of slaughtering and packing establishments; rejection of adulterated meat or meat food products

§ 609 - Examination of animals and food products thereof, slaughtered and prepared during nighttime

§ 610 - Prohibited acts

§ 611 - Devices, marks, labels, and certificates; simulations

§ 612 - Notification

§ 613 - Plans and reassessments

§ 614 - Repealed. Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10418(a)(19), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 508

§ 615 - Inspection of carcasses, meat of which is intended for export

§ 616 - Inspectors of carcasses, etc., meat of which is intended for export; certificates of condition

§ 617 - Clearance prohibited to vessel carrying meat for export without inspector’s certificate

§ 618 - Delivery of inspectors’ certificates, and of copies

§ 619 - Marking, labeling, or other identification to show kinds of animals from which derived; separate establishments for preparation and slaughtering activities

§ 620 - Imports

§ 621 - Inspectors to make examinations provided for; appointment; duties; regulations

§ 622 - Bribery of or gifts to inspectors or other officers and acceptance of gifts

§ 623 - Exemptions from inspection requirements

§ 624 - Storage and handling regulations; violations; exemption of establishments subject to non-Federal jurisdiction

§ 625 - Inapplicability of certain requirements to catfish

§ 641 - Prohibition of subchapter I inspection of articles not intended for use as human food; de­naturation or other identification prior to distribution in commerce; inedible articles

§ 642 - Recordkeeping requirements

§ 643 - Registration of business, name of person, and trade names

§ 644 - Regulation of transactions, transportation, or importation of 4–D animals to prevent use as human food

§ 645 - Federal provisions applicable to State or Territorial business transactions of a local nature and not subject to local authority

§ 661 - Federal and State cooperation

§ 671 - Inspection services; refusal or withdrawal; hearing; business unfitness based upon certain convictions; other provisions for withdrawal of services...with business; finality of Secretary’s actions; judicial review; record

§ 672 - Administrative detention; duration; pending judicial proceedings; notification of governmental authorities; release

§ 673 - Seizure and condemnation

§ 674 - Federal court jurisdiction of enforcement and injunction proceedings and other kinds of cases; limitations of section 607(e) of this title

§ 675 - Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain persons; murder; protection of such persons

§ 676 - Violations

§ 677 - Other Federal laws applicable for administration and enforcement of chapter; location of inquiries; jurisdiction of Federal courts

§ 678 - Non-Federal jurisdiction of federally regulated matters; prohibition of additional or different requirements for establishments with inspection services and as...of adulterated or misbranded and imported articles; other matters

§ 679 - Application of Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

§ 679a - Safe Meat and Poultry Inspection Panel

§ 679b - Pasteurization of meat and poultry

§ 679c - Expansion of Food Safety Inspection Service activities

§ 680 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 683 - Interstate shipment of meat inspected by Federal and State agencies for certain small establishments

§ 691 - Omitted

§ 692 - Inspection extended to reindeer

§ 693 - Inspection of dairy products for export

§ 694 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 695 - Payment of cost of meat-inspection service; exception

§ 1031 - Congressional statement of findings

§ 1032 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 1033 - Definitions

§ 1034 - Inspection of egg products

§ 1035 - Sanitary operating practices in official plants

§ 1036 - Pasteurization and labeling of egg products at official plants

§ 1037 - Prohibited acts

§ 1038 - Cooperation with appropriate State and other governmental agencies; utilization of employees; reimbursement

§ 1039 - Eggs and egg products not intended for use as human food; inspection; denaturing or otherwise identifying

§ 1040 - Recordkeeping requirements; persons required to maintain records; scope of disclosure; access to records

§ 1041 - Enforcement provisions

§ 1042 - Reporting of violation to United States attorney for institution of criminal proceedings; procedure; presentation of views

§ 1043 - Rules and regulations; administration and enforcement

§ 1044 - Exemption of certain activities

§ 1045 - Limitation on entry of eggs and egg products and other materials into official plants

§ 1046 - Imports

§ 1047 - Refusal or withdrawal of inspection services; hearing; grounds; person deemed to have responsible connection with business; finality of order of Secretary; judicial review; other provisions for refusal of services unaffected

§ 1048 - Administrative detention of violative articles; duration; release; removal of official marks

§ 1049 - Seizure and condemnation proceedings

§ 1050 - Jurisdiction of district courts; United States as plaintiff in enforcement and restraining proceedings; subpenas for witnesses

§ 1051 - Other Federal laws applicable for administration and enforcement of chapter; prosecution of inquiries; exercise of jurisdiction

§ 1052 - State or local regulation

§ 1053 - Inspection and administration costs

Title 9 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR Part 300 after this date.

  • 2015-12-02; vol. 80 # 231 - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    1. 80 FR 75590 - Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived From Such Fish
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Food Safety and Inspection Service
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: March 1, 2016. On the effective date (March 1, 2016), Siluriformes fish and fish products are under FSIS jurisdiction. By March 1, 2016, foreign countries seeking to continue exporting Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States during the transitional period are required to submit lists of establishments (with the establishment name and number) that currently export and will continue to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States. Foreign countries are also required to submit documentation showing that they currently have laws or other legal measures in place that provide authority to regulate the growing and processing of fish for human food and to assure compliance with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulatory requirements in 21 CFR part 123, Fish and Fishery Products. Transitional Period (transition to complete implementation): Beginning on March 1, 2016 and continuing until September 1, 2017, FSIS will conduct inspection and exercise broad enforcement discretion in domestic establishments that slaughter or slaughter and process and distribute Siluriformes fish and fish products. Foreign countries seeking to continue to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States after the transitional period has expired are required to submit to FSIS by September 1, 2017 adequate documentation showing the equivalence of their Siluriformes inspection systems with that of the United States. Foreign countries submitting such documentation by the deadline are permitted to continue exporting Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States while FSIS undertakes an evaluation as to equivalency. Date of Full Enforcement (September 1, 2017): FSIS will fully enforce these regulations in domestic Siluriformes fish products and fish processing establishments. Foreign countries seeking to continue exporting Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States upon full enforcement are required to submit their documentation showing equivalence by this date.
      9 CFR Parts 300, 441, 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 537, 539, 540, 541, 544, 548, 550, 552, 555, 557, 559, 560, and 561
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