Non-amenable Product/Voluntary Inspection

[Examples of non-amenable products are sandwiches containing meat or poultry, clam chowder which has less than 1 percent bacon for export to Japan, and natural casings for export]. Any non-amenable product can be produced under voluntary inspection when requested (9 CFR 318.13 and Subchapter B, Part 350.3(c)). However, most FSIS requirements have to be met concerning labeling, i.e., mandatory labeling features, an accurate ingredients statement, handling statement, etc. Safe Handling Instructions are not required even for raw non-amenable products. FDA nutrition labeling rules apply to such products.