March 3, 2015

Poultry inspection overhaul set for summer

After fits and starts, the Agriculture Department is finally on track to overhaul the way it inspects poultry and start the inspection of catfish. So far, just over 40 plants that slaughter chickens or turkeys have signed up for a new program, first conceived in the Clinton administration, that will move inspectors away from inspection lines so they can spend more time testing for pathogens and perform other tasks directly related to food safety. Read More

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