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Appendix B Information Provided by USDA-FSIS to Committee January ~ 1990 o Outline of USDA/FSTS presentation to the committee by Dr. John Prucha, Assistant Deputy Administrator for the Technical Support of FSIS Science and Technology Program. O Introduction to SIS-C by Dr. Jil] Hollingsworth, Director, Slaughter Inspection Procedures and Standards Division, FSTS. O Federal Register. 1988. Proposed Rule. Streamlined Inspection System-Cattle and Staffing Standards. Fed. Regist. 53:48262-48275. O Wesson, K.M. 1983. A Study on the New Cattle-Post-Mortem Inspection Procedures for Steers and Heifers. USDA/FSTS, Slaughter Inspection Standards and Procedures Division, Washington, D.C., October 1983. 52 pp. O FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service). 1989. Streamlined Inspection System Guidelines. USDA, FSIS, Washington, D.C., December 1989. 85 pp. March ~ 1990 . o Prevalence of disease and conditions of fed cattle. O Lesions and conditions detected using SIS-C organoleptic procedures. O Development of finished product standards for the cattle SIS inspection procedures. o Slaughter and condemnation data for steers and heifers. O Results of finished product standards for SIS-C pilot plants. O Microbiological comparison of product procedures in plants under SIS or traditional inspection. O Data provided by a pilot plant to FSIS on microbiological data on carcasses or parts. 0 Data collected by FSIS, as part of its NRP on antibiotic and chemical residue, between October 1986 and January 1990. O A chart showing USDA/FSIS slaughter modernization plan. O FSIS comments on committee site visits to traditional and SIS plants in Texas. March 29' 1990 o Response to questions asked by the FNB Project Director, Dr. Farid E. Ahmed, on behalf of the committee to FSIS Administrator, Dr. Lester M. Crawford, in letters dated January 24 and March 13, 1990. Condemnation rates in steers and heifers of the 25 most frequent postmortem dispositions for 1986-1989, including a list of all diseases and conditions in cattle, and information on the most prevalent diseases diagnosed in steers and heifers 82

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o Any 11, 1990 o in the feedlot. Tables showing rate of cysticercosis in SIS-C plants compared to control plants in the same state for fiscal years 1986-1989. Tables showing rate of tuberculosis in nonreactors at STS-C plants before and after the implementation of streamlined inspection, and rate compared to control plants in the same state for fiscal years 1986-1987. FSTS (Food Safety and Inspection Service). 1986. Future Agenda Response to the NAS Recommendations. Policy and Planning Staff, FSTS/USDA, Washington, D.C., June 1986. 145 pp. FSTS (Food Safety and Inspection Serviced. 1989. Response to the National Academy of Sciences Report. Elements of an Optimal Inspection Program. Policy Evaluation and Planning Staff, FSIS/USDA, Washington D.C., May 1990. 26 pp. 83