SAFETY FIRST

No more hot dog recalls. Unrealistic? Maybe, but the effort to eliminate Listeria monocytogenes from such products is gaining momentum up and down the supply chain. The government's new listeria-control regulations that took effect Oct. 4 require processors of ready-to-eat meat products to take strict measures to control the pathogen or face increased inspections and testing by the U.S. Department

No more hot dog recalls. Unrealistic? Maybe, but the effort to eliminate Listeria monocytogenes from such products is gaining momentum up and down the supply chain. The government's new listeria-control regulations that took effect Oct. 4 require processors of ready-to-eat meat products to take strict measures to control the pathogen or face increased inspections and testing by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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