Foreign Material

Published September 14, 2021, Southwest Meat Association along with four other meat and poultry trade associations assisted in publishing­ The Meat and Poultry Industry Foreign Material Manual: Considerations for Designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program, which aims to help establishments reduce the occurrence of foreign material in meat and poultry products.

The Manual provides a comprehensive compilation of information for establishments to consider when designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program (FMCPP).  The Manual covers the entire process in three main sections: prevention, detection, and response, and is intended to help companies develop establishment-specific FMCPPs.

“We are excited about the release of this much-anticipated tool. It will be a valuable reference for establishments of all sizes as they continue their efforts in reducing the incidence of foreign materials in their products.” said Joe Harris, President and CEO of the Southeast Meat Association.

Meat and Poultry Industry Foreign Material Manual: Considerations for Designing a Foreign Material Control & Prevention Program