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Dec 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Chicken inspection

USDA lists steps to improve poultry, ground beef safety

Guidance involves steps to curb Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry and better trace ground beef.

May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015
USDA poultry inspector checking chickens

Foodborne illness report shows successes, challenges

E coli and some Salmonella infections dropped, but Campylobacter and Vibrio cases increased.

Feb 24, 2015

Feb 24, 2015
Runny egg yolk

Feds roll out new way to analyze food outbreak data

US agencies reported on what they billed as an improved method for sifting food outbreak data.

Oct 21, 2014

Oct 21, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Oct 21, 2014

GAO poultry safety critique
Meat and poultry inspection report

Aug 01, 2014

Aug 01, 2014
USDA poultry inspectors

USDA launches long-debated poultry inspection changes

The agency also establishes new steps to control Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry.

Apr 18, 2013

Apr 18, 2013

CDC cites increases in Campylobacter, Vibrio infections

(CIDRAP News) – The overall US incidence of major foodborne diseases was about the same in 2012 as it was about 5 years earlier, but Campylobacter infections were significantly more common, for unclear reasons, federal officials announced today.

Dec 06, 2012

Dec 06, 2012

New USDA policies target ground-poultry safety

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced new measures to improve the safety of raw ground turkey and chicken products, including requiring companies to reassess their food safety plans.

The new steps are in response to several Salmonella outbreaks that have been linked to ground poultry, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a statement.

Jan 20, 2012

Jan 20, 2012

USDA: Poultry inspection shift will boost safety, save money

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a plan today to spend less time visually inspecting poultry carcasses and more time checking other safety variables, saying this will simultaneously improve food safety and save money for taxpayers and poultry companies.

Dec 21, 2011

Dec 21, 2011

White House claims progress in food safety efforts

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today released a progress report on the work of President Barack Obama's Food Safety Working Group, which has been buoyed by legislation passed earlier this year but faces challenges in implementing the law.

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