FSIS excludes RTE products from Salmonella...

FSIS excludes RTE products from Salmonella testing

The notice 75-09 reissues content from FSIS Notice 66-08. This notice advises inspection program personnel (IPP) that even though most raw meat and poultry products are subject to Salmonella testing, there is a narrow set of circumstances in which sampling is not warranted.

When an establishment processes all its products into ready-to-eat (RTE) product or moves all its raw products for further processing into RTE product at another federally inspected establishment, the establishment is to be excluded from the Salmonella verification testing program schedule.
Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture