U.S. to modernize poultry inspections to boost food safety

WASHINGTON Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:44pm EDT

Related Topics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Thursday it will modernize its decades-old inspection methods for poultry in an attempt to crack down on food-borne illness.

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will require all poultry companies to take measures to prevent Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination, rather than addressing contamination after it occurs.

"The United States has been relying on a poultry inspection model that dates back to 1957 ... The system we are announcing today imposes stricter requirements on the poultry industry and places our trained inspectors where they can better ensure food is being processed safely," said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

(Reporting by Ros Krasny; Editing by Sandra Maler)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (2)
DrRichard wrote:
BUYER BEWARE: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO INSPECT A 2.33 CHICKENS EVERY SECOND FOR TUMORS THAT ARE TRANSMISSIBLE TO HUMANS. The best DVD on how to reverse heart disease, diabetes and some cancers is available cheap at http://RichardRuhling.com where you can see 5 minutes of it featuring Bill Clinton’s cardiologist from Cleveland Clinic.

Jul 31, 2014 7:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Eideard wrote:

Aug 01, 2014 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.