USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing a new form regarding the importation of undenatured inedible meat and egg products into the United States. Comments on this form, including whether it is necessary and ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, are due by April 1.

FSIS is responsible for verifying that meat and egg products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled. Foreign governments are required to petition FSIS for approval to export undenatured inedible egg products to the U.S.  Undenatured inedible meat and egg products may be imported if they meet the requirements in 9 CFR 325.11 (e) and 590.45 (d).  Inedible poultry must be denatured regardless of the intended use, so undenatured inedible poultry product may not be imported into the United States.