Food & Agriculture

CFA Commends USDA Initiative to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Salmonella Contamination in Poultry, Urges Expeditious Implementation

CFA submitted the following comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s Proposed Regulatory Framework to Reduce Salmonella Infections Linked to Poultry Products. The comments signal CFA’s support for the Framework and recommend that federal regulators set ambitious final product standards targeting the particular variants, or serotypes, of Salmonella that account for most human illness. These standards should anchor additional reforms to encourage better control of Salmonella on poultry farms and processing plants. The comments underscore the need for these reforms to address the growing public health threat posed by Salmonella contaminated chicken, and urge the agency to act expeditiously to protect consumers.