October 31, 2013

FSIS reports decline in Salmonella presence in raw young chicken

A new report indicates that the prevalence of Salmonella on young raw chicken carcasses has fallen 34 percent between the first quarter of 2013 and the second quarter, and is off by more than 120 percent over the last five years. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) study included testing nearly 3,000 samples from young chicken carcasses between April 1 through June 30. Just 2.6 percent tested positive for Salmonella, a fraction of the government agency’s performance standard of 7.5 percent. Read More

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