Appendix A & B

Appendix A

This guidance document is intended to assist small and very small meat and poultry establishments understand the regulatory requirements associated with safe production of ready-to-eat (RTE) products with respect to Salmonella and other pathogens. 

FSIS Salmonella Compliance Guidelines for Small and Very Small Meat and Poultry Establishments that Produce Ready-To-Eat (RTE) Products and Revised Appendix A (June 2017)

Questions about Lethality and FSIS Appendix A


Appendix B

This guidance document is designed to help small and very small meat and poultry establishments that produce heat-treated (both fully and partially heat-treated) ready-to-eat (RTE) and not ready-to-eat (NRTE) meat and poultry products that stabilize their products (by cooling or hot-holding) understand:

  • The regulatory requirements associated with stabilization (cooling and hot-holding)
  • The scientific support documents available to help develop a safe process and product
  • Recommend corrective actions in the event of a cooling deviation

FSIS Compliance Guideline for Stabilization (Cooling and Hot-Holding) of Fully and Partially Heat-Treated RTE and NRTE Meat & Poultry Products Produced for Small and Very Small Establishments and Revised Appendix B (June 2017)

Questions about Stabilization and FSIS Appendix B


FSIS Notice

07-20 Extension of Delayed Implementation of Verification of Revised Appendix A & B (issued Feb. 11, 2020; expires Feb. 1, 2021)