The United States Department of Agriculture
- Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) is conducting
a routine audit of the Uruguayan Official Slaughter Inspection
System of the Ministry of Livestock Agriculture and Fisheries
(MGAP). Dr. Farooq Ahmad, FSIS Senior Program Auditor and
Dr. Manzoor Chaudry, FSIS Chief of International Audit Staff
will be in charge of the audit.
Dr. Manzoor Chaudry and Dr. Farooq Ahmad
The previous audit, conducted by the FSIS
in March 2005, concluded with no-significant observations.
At that time only minor observations were reported, and
even a few extra plants were added to the list of approved
facilities to export to the U.S.
During this audit, 13 plants out of
the 23 authorized to export to the U.S. will be visited
from November 17 to December 20, 2005. The Final Conference
for presenting the audit report will be on December 22,