Monday, May 27, 2024

USDA introduces new poultry Salmonella reduction effort

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced what it’s calling a more “comprehensive” and “stronger” effort to reduce the incidences of Salmonella illnesses stemming from poultry products.

“The agency is initiating several key activities to gather the data and information necessary to support future action and move closer to the national target of a 25 percent reduction in Salmonella illnesses,” the department said.

USDA also notes that it is seeking feedback on control measures and measurement strategies, which will include pilot projects in facilities where poultry slaughter and processing occurs. These projects are looking to. . .

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