Ag Policy/Food Prices

CFA Comments Seek Reliable Analysis of New Poultry Inspection System

CFA submitted the following comments in response to the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) Renewal of Approved Information Collection regarding Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection. The comments urge FSIS to collect the data necessary to verify whether the theoretical claims FSIS made in support of the modernization program, including the promise of avoiding thousands of foodborne illnesses, are actually coming to fruition. The comments ask FSIS to take action now to collect relevant food safety data and to perform comparative analyses of plants participating in the modernization program with those still under traditional inspection. The comments emphasize that FSIS must give the public access to sufficient information to evaluate its analyses.

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