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Title 7Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter EPart 98 → Subpart B


Title 7: Agriculture
PART 98—MEALS, READY-TO-EAT (MREs), MEATS, AND MEAT PRODUCTS


Subpart B—USDA Certification of Laboratories for the Testing of Trichinae in Horsemeat


Contents
§98.100   General.
§98.101   Definitions.
§§98.102-98.600   [Reserved]

§98.100   General.

A laboratory that has met the requirements for certification specified in this subpart shall receive an AMS Science and Technology certificate to approve its analysis for Trichinella spiralis in horsemeat. Certification would be granted to a qualified analyst or a laboratory based on having the proper training, facilities, and equipment. This AMS laboratory certification program will enable horsemeat exporters to comply with trichinae testing requirements of the European Community.

[58 FR 42445, Aug. 9, 1993, as amended at 61 FR 51353, Oct. 2, 1996; 65 FR 64318, Oct. 26, 2000]

§98.101   Definitions.

Words used in the regulations in this part in the singular form will import the plural, and vice versa, as the case may demand. As used throughout the regulations in this part, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms will be construed to mean:

European Community. The European Community (EC) consists of the initial 12 European countries and the updated and expanded membership of nations. The original EC members are Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

Horsemeat. That U.S. inspected and passed clean, wholesome muscle tissue of horses, which is skeletal or which is found in the tongue, in the diaphragm, in the heart, or in the esophagus, with or without the accompanying and overlying fat and the portions of sinews, nerves, and blood vessels, which normally accompany the muscle tissue and which are not separated from it in the process of dressing.

Trichinae. Round worms or nematodes of the genus Trichinella, which live as parasites in man, horses, rats, and other animals.

Trichinella spiralis. A small parasitic nematode worm which lives in the flesh of various animals, including the horse. When such infected meat is inadequately cooked and eaten by man, the live worm multiplies within the body and the larvae burrow their way into the muscles, causing a disease referred to as trichinosis.

§§98.102-98.600   [Reserved]

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