July 13, 2017

FSIS notice addresses woody breast, white striping

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a notice instructing inspection personnel on how to identify and verify that poultry establishments are removing tissues that may be associated with woody breast and white striping conditions.

Signs of inflammation that may accompany the muscle abnormalities include swollen breast tissues; scattered, pinpoint blood spots or patches (hemorrhages) of varying severity on surface of muscles, especially at the top or shoulder end of the breast fillet; and thick, gelatinous, often blood-stained fluid and presence of deteriorated muscle tissue, FSIS said.  Read more

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