USDA to Strengthen Poultry Safety Standards

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced new performance standards aimed at reducing incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in broilers and turkeys. By lowering the acceptable level of tests for Salmonella and Campylobacter on raw chicken and turkey in processing facilities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service estimates that the new Campylobacter

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced new performance standards aimed at reducing incidence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in broilers and turkeys.

By lowering the acceptable level of “positive” tests for Salmonella and Campylobacter on raw chicken and turkey in processing facilities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service estimates that the new Campylobacter standards will prevent 39,000 illnesses during the first two ye

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