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Salmonella on Poultry a ‘Common Enemy’ for Both U.S. and Denmark

Opinion

The United States and Denmark are at war. Not against each other, but against a common enemy — Salmonella on poultry products. Recently, there has been attention in the media about Denmark’s attempts to eradicate Salmonella from its poultry supply. Like Denmark, the U.S. poultry industry and the federal government recognize that Salmonella is a very serious issue and we… Continue Reading

Debate Grows Over Poultry Worker Safety Under Proposed HIMP Regulations

Last week, organizations representing consumers and farm workers convened in Washington, D.C., to speak with members of Congress and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials about the threat they feel new poultry plant regulations pose to both plant worker safety and food safety as a whole. The USDA regulations of concern are part of HIMP, or the… Continue Reading

USDA Email Reveals Poultry Industry Plans to Monitor Pathogens

U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors should not interfere with poultry industry efforts to collect chicken samples from processing facilities for a program intended to set pathogen reduction goals, according to an internal email from an administrator within the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The email, which was sent internally on Friday and released… Continue Reading

Chicken Council Denies Request for Access to Plants

The National Chicken Council has denied Food & Water Watch lobbyist Tony Corbo’s request to work in a HACCP Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) poultry plant to better understand how the new program works. Corbo recently wrote to NCC asking that the group make arrangements for him to work for a full week as a… Continue Reading