APHIS Announces Regulatory Changes for Canned Meat to Better Align with FSIS Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it is revising the regulations for cured or cooked meat from regions where foot-and-mouth disease exists to reflect changes to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations regarding thermally processed, commercially sterile meat. The new regulations, which remove a reference to a regulation that FSIS removed, are effective February 21, 2023.