Greetings all! We just had a BRC Pre-Assessment Audit last week, and received a non-conformity for not listing avian influenza as a biological hazard in our Poultry Slaughter Hazard Analysis. No one here had ever heard of doing that. We are an American company, and are regulated by the USDA, which publishes a Meat and Poultry Hazards and Controls Guide for us to follow when creating our HACCP programs. Avian influenza isn't listed.
Is this considered a hazard in other parts of the world? And has anyone in the US ever come across this before?
Thank you all so much!!