UPDATE: USDA PUBLISHES REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT ON THIRD-PARTY INSPECTIONS

On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service formally published a request in the Federal Register for public input on the idea of recognizing third-party inspections when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.

On Monday, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service formally published a request in the Federal Register for public input on the idea of recognizing third-party inspections when determining the frequency of federal inspections for facilities regulated under the Animal Welfare Act.

APHIS’ request may be viewed at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-22/pdf/2018-00966.pdf

The AKC first reported on this effort on December 20, 2017.