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USDA rejects NCC poultry line speed petition

By Joseph James Whitworth

The USDA-FSIS has denied a petition from the National Chicken Council requesting line speed caps be eliminated for some chicken slaughter plants.

USDA-FSIS view on the food safety puzzle

FSIS targets poultry and beef safety improvements

By Joseph James Whitworth

Revised guidelines to help poultry processors control Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw food products have been published by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS).


Goal: Prevent 50k illnesses each year

FSIS seeks 30% reduction in Salmonella and Campylobacter via new standards

By Heidi Parsons

Taking the next step in its Salmonella Action Plan, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products...

Recalled imported ham

No inspection, no HACCP or listeria plans

FSIS reports Saturday slough of high-risk recalls

By Heidi Parsons

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported three Class I (high health risk) recalls during the weekend.

FSIS Administrator Al Almanza

Modernization, collaboration, education, safer nation

FSIS Administrator Al Almanza reviews 2014, eyes the year ahead (Part 2)

By Heidi Parsons

Major product recalls, multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness, formalizing cooperation among federal agencies, and an overhaul of the poultry slaughter inspection system: such challenges are all in a day's work for Al Almanza, adminstrator of...

FSIS acts on US meat scares

FSIS acts on US meat scares

By Linda Rano

The recall of over 143,000,000 pounds of raw and frozen meat
products by a California meat processor in February is forcing the
US regulatory authorities to act and reassure the public about the
safety of the US food supply.


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