Food and Drug Administration

Safe Food Coalition Supports Disclosure of Meat and Poultry Inspection Data

Washington D.C. – CFA joined other members of the Safe Food Coalition in submitting comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In the comments, the groups commend FSIS for committing to post additional information about microbiological sampling results, including the serotype, genetic profile, and antibiotic resistance profile of pathogens found in positive samples. The groups further encourage FSIS to disclose additional data that reveals the links between pathogen strains found in FSIS-regulated  establishments and confirmed cases of foodborne illness, and to release inspection and enforcement data related to food safety and humane handling regulatory violations. The groups believe that making this data available will provide incentives for companies to improve food safety, and foster a better understanding of food safety threats and how to address them.