SALAMI GUIDELINES ISSUED BY USDA

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has developed processing guidelines for the dried salami industry to help protect against a repeat of the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria contamination that occurred in November and December and caused an outbreak of illness in two states.The new program also involves testing dried cured salami for the presence of the potentially fatal bacteria. Currently,

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has developed processing guidelines for the dried salami industry to help protect against a repeat of the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria contamination that occurred in November and December and caused an outbreak of illness in two states.

The new program also involves testing dried cured salami for the presence of the potentially fatal bacteria. Currently, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service tests only for staphylococcal enter

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