FSIS announced on Thursday that it will extend the comment period 30 days for a proposed rule to modernize poultry inspection.  The original deadline to submit comments was April 26.  The new deadline to receive comments is 30 days after the notice announcing the extension publishes in the Federal Register.

The notice clarifies answers to questions from interested parties.  The notice also specifies that FSIS is seeking information and data on potential impacts of line speed on worker safety.

The notice announcing the extension will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/.