Final Report of an Audit Conducted In Argentina September 9th, through September 25th, 2013
Evaluating the Food Safety Systems Governing the Production of Beef And Poultry Meat Products Intended for Export to Canada

9. Laboratory Controls

The inspection system must have a laboratory control program, organized and administered by the national government, which includes random sampling of internal organs and fat of carcasses for residues identified by the exporting country's meat and poultry inspection authority or by CFIA as contaminants. Although no laboratories were audited, the plants' participation in both the mandated testing for microbial and chemical residues was audited. No issues were identified during onsite visit. However, as stated earlier, a few equivalence issues were noticed during documentation review of the Argentina's Chemical Residue Control Programs by CFIA and are being addressed through separate correspondence.

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