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June 30, 2014

FSIS responds to salmonella recall bill

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is maintaining its position on the implementation of its Salmonella Action Plan,in light of Wednesday’s introduction of legislation that would give the agency the authority to recall any product contaminated with salmonella and campylobacter.

On Wednessday, Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill, essentially forcing the issue nearly one month after a consumer health advocacy group filed a lawsuit alleging inaction by the USDA on a petition to declare antibiotic-resistant salmonella as an adulterant.

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