USDA-FSIS Policy Development Staff. On-farm Poultry Sales to Institutions [Incident: 160927-000065]. Response via AskFSIS September 28, 2016. Click here to view document
Question: Regulation 9 CFR 380.10 allows sales of on‐farm processed poultry to hotels, restaurants and institutions;
1) what venues are included under “institutions”?
2) does “institutions” include schools, hospitals, and nursing homes?
Answer: Certain exemptions found in 9 CFR 381.10 do not restrict sales of uninspected birds to other than household consumers, more commonly known as HRI. State and local (county, city) laws may, so please check with those authorities.
1) There is not a comprehensive FSIS list of what venues are included under “institutions.” The actual regulatory language is “similar institutions.” It is examined on a case‐by‐case basis when our FSIS OIEA Compliance Investigators do surveillance in accordance with FSIS Directive 8010.1, METHODOLOGY FOR CONDUCTING IN‐COMMERCE SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES. So, the comparison will be to see if the institution is similar to a hotel or restaurant.
2) Institutions like schools, hospitals and nursing homes are similar to hotels and restaurants.
Source File: Q–Duryea-USDA-FSIS-OnFarmPoultrySales-Institutions-092816.pdf