Low-Acid and Acidified Low-Acid Foods In Hermetically Sealed Containers – Visual Inspection Protocol
9.0 Mechanical Screening

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Mechanical screening of canned product has been recognised as an alternative to compliance sampling under the Visual Inspection Protocol for canned salmon.

The Fish Inspection Act and Regulations provide the authority to license mechanical screening operators.

The mechanical screening of canned product, by double dud detector and check-weigher, is recognised as an alternative to compliance sampling under the Visual Inspection Protocol, if it is performed in accordance with the procedures as outlined in the Fish Inspection Program Facilities Inspection Manual, Chapter 5, Subject 3, Compliance Guidelines for Mechanical Can Screening Operations Using Double Dud Detector and Check-Weigher.

Note: Chapter 5, Subject 3 of the Facilities Inspection Manual, Compliance Guidelines for Mechanical Can Screening Operations Using Double Dud Detector and Check-Weigher, outlines the regulations, policies and operating procedures a licensed can-screening establishment, using double-dud detector and check-weigher, will follow in order to comply with the export licensing requirements for a can-screening establishment.

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