October 14, 2013

California Poultry Federation statement regarding USDA reports of increase in Salmonella associated with raw poultry products

California Poultry Federation would like to reassure consumers that the recent government shutdown has not affected  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) practices at California poultry facilities. Millions of pounds of poultry have been safely produced and consumed in California in 2013. There is no recall involved with the recent USDA-issued alert regarding the increased incidence of Salmonella illnesses caused by eating undercooked or improperly handled chicken. This alert is a reminder to the public of the importance of following food safety and handling practices when preparing raw poultry.  Read More
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