(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the rate of Salmonella contamination in raw meat and poultry samples it has tested so far this year is down 16% from last year and 66% lower than the rate 6 years ago.
(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in tested samples of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products is down 25% for the first 9 months of this year compared with last year.
June 6, 2003 (CIDRAP News) Starting next fall, meat companies will have to step up their efforts to keep Listeria monocytogenes out of deli meats and hot dogs, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.
(CIDRAP News) A pair of studies on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods and associated illness rates suggest that only a small fraction of all Listeria-contaminated foods contain enough of the pathogen to cause illness.
Feb 14, 2002 (CIDRAP News) A new study of the risk of Listeria contamination of deli meats indicates that safety measures such as post-packaging pasteurization would yield "dramatic" public health benefits, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
(CIDRAP News) The US Department of Agriculture has announced it will release a draft report this week on the risk of Listeria contamination of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products and will discuss the report at a public meeting Feb 26 in Washington, DC.