Invima released the guidelines for the assignment of official inspection in animal benefit plants

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Invima made the risk classifications of plants clear. They are A (low), B (medium) and C (high)

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Invima published the guidelines for the assignment of official inspection in animal processing plants

Colombia is a cattle-raising country and allocates meat for consumption domestic and for export. EFE/Cézaro De Luca/File

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima)informed the guidelines for assigning official inspection at processing plants animal that must be taken into account by their legal representatives and establishments for cutting, cutting, conditioning and storage that export, taking into account Decree 1500 of 2007, which established the technical regulation that created the official system of inspection, surveillance and control of meat, edible meat products and meat derivatives intended for human consumption

The foregoing is advanced with the aim of presenting the parameters for the coverage of official inspection in processing plants animal based on the identification and evaluation of the variables based on risk, in order to increase the efficiency in the allocation.

The provisions of the guideline have several scopes and apply to the following plants:

– Slaughter plants of national category for bovines, pigs, capybaras, crocodylia with or without attached slaughtering with implementation of the hazard analysis system and critical control points (HACCP).

– Slaughter plants of national category for cattle, pigs, capybaras, crocodylia with or without attached trimming.

– National category slaughter plants of birds with or without attached trimming with implementation of the HACCP system.

– Poultry processing plants of national category with or without HACCP system appended discharge.

– Self-consumption category animal benefit plants (local distribution).

– Self-consumption category animal processing plants with distribution authorization.

– Special poultry processing plant.

– Plants for horses – sheep – goats – rabbits and other species (Decree 2278).

– Plants that carry out export processes.

– Plants located in the border area (cattle – pigs – poultry – horses)

– Storage centers enabled for export processes.

– The plants that request 100% of the official inspection to Invima.

The evaluation for the assignment of the official inspection is made based on the IVC SOA model, which measures the risk of food and considering three factors: the severity of the product (S), the occurrence of product failure (O) and the population potentially affected (A), there your SOA name.

Other variables selected according to the process parameters are HACCP certification, number of slaughter days, daily slaughter volume, last visit rating percentage, which are assigned the risk classification: A (low) , B (medium) and C (high). According to what has been evaluated, the following inspection percentage will be assigned:

Days of inspection of slaughter plants of national category for cattle, pigs, capybaras, crocodylia with implementation of the HACCP system: 50 % – 60%.

– National category slaughter plants for cattle, pigs, capybaras, crocodylia: 70% – 80% – 90%

– Bird slaughter plants of national category with implementation of the HACCP system: 50% – 60%

– Poultry slaughter plants of national category: 70% – 80% – 90%

– Self-consumption category animal benefit plants (local distribution): 30%

– Plants for animal benefit, self-consumption category with distribution authorization: 50%

– Special plants for the benefit of birds: 30%

– Plants of horses – sheep – goats – rabbits and other species (Decree 2278): 80%

– Plants for animal processing, butchering, butchering and conditioners of meat and edible meat products, storage and distribution of meat and edible meat products enabled for export processes: 100%

– Plants for animal benefit located in the border area: 100%

Invima may adjust the aforementioned percentages to assign greater inspection.

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In order for the animal processing plants to access the percentage of inspection days, they must make the respective payment for the inspection fee to Invima, in accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of Law 399 of 1997, related to the instructions for the Assignment of permanent official inspection in plants for animal processing, cutting, cutting and conditioners under the Decrees 2278 of 1982 or 1500 of 2007.

The guidelines contained in said instructions will remain in force. The reconciliation of the payments made by the plants for official inspection must be adjusted to the percentage assigned as a result of this exercise.

“If a plant requests 100% official inspection from Invima, it must be assigned. On the day the inspection service is provided, the different activities carried out by the establishment must be taken into account, such as antemortem inspection, preoperative, operative, postmortem inspection., storage, offices, cutting or cutting activities (in plants that have attached cutting) among others. Therefore, if it is necessary to cover the inspection for more than eight hours on the day of the process, the necessary number of veterinarians must be scheduled to cover the activities described,” reported Invima.

Coverage will be given in accordance with the inspection percentagesduring the days of the process, guaranteeing the coverage of the activities described in the previous paragraph in accordance with the inspection percentages. Likewise, the days assigned to inspection must be rotated during the month, emphasizing the days of greatest risk.

If during the development of the official inspection there are situations that at risk the safety of the products in any of the activities subject to inspection, official inspection must be assigned in 100% of the days of benefit of the establishment during the following 30 days, which must be notified by the coordinator of the territorial work group to the respective establishment.

The foregoing does not exempt the application of sanitary security measures, in the cases that are necessary in accordance with the provisions of the Decree 1500 of 2007. Likewise, if a safety sanitary measure is applied, consisting of total or partial temporary closure, total or partial suspension of work or services; once it is lifted, during the following 30 days official inspection must be assigned 100%.