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Revisions to the VSP Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines 

  • Background

  • Every year food technology, equipment, and science change. In order to stay current, CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program makes revisions to both the operations manual as well as the construction guidelines.
  • VSP has begun the process again. Draft versions of the VSP Operations Manual and VSP Construction Guidelines are now open for public comment.
  • Instructions for Submitting Edits

    • Use the MS Word track changes tool to make edits;
    • Include the reasons for your proposed changes;
    • Include references to support your proposal.
  • Submit your edits to VSP via:
  • Email:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Vessel Sanitation Program
    4770 Buford Highway, MS F-59
    Atlanta, GA 30341
  • Draft Copies in Word

  • VSP Operations Manual 2005
  • VSP Construction Guidelines 2005 (updated 8/29/08)
  • Proposed Edits/Changes are Highlighted in yellow.
    Proposed Deletions have a strikethrough mark.
  • Revision Meetings

    • VSP Operations Manual 2005 Meeting is scheduled for January 12-14, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale.  Click here for more information
    • VSP Construction Guidelines 2005 Meeting
      The first revision meeting was held on September 1st-2nd in Turku, Finland.  The second meeting is scheduled for January 15-16, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  More details to come.