USDA Out With Proposed Regulatory Framework To Reduce Salmonella
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a proposed regulatory framework for a new strategy to control Salmonella contamination and reduce illnesses from poultry products. The agency will host a virtual public meeting on November 3rd to get input from stakeholders on the framework.
The proposed framework has three components: requiring that incoming flocks be tested for Salmonella before entering an establishment; enhancing establishment process control monitoring and FSIS verification; last is implementing an enforceable final product standard.
“We know that Salmonella in poultry is a complex problem with no single solution,” said USDA Deputy Undersecretary Sandra Eskin. “We have identified a series of strategic actions FSIS could take that are likely to drive down Salmonella infections linked to poultry product consumption, and we are pressing those in this proposed framework.”
To participate in the virtual meeting, check out FSIS' Website.
If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-9791, or e-mail email@example.com