Meat/Poultry Inspection

Consumer, Food Safety Groups Petition USDA for Action on Poultry Pathogens

CFA joined the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Consumer Reports, and members of Stop Foodborne Illness in submitting the following petition, which calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop enforceable standards to reduce foodborne infections caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry. The petition further urges USDA to require that poultry processors adopt precautions to reduce food safety risk in their supply chains. For over twenty years, foodborne illness caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter has remained stubbornly high. The petition argues that a science-based approach, from farm to fork, can significantly reduce infections and improve public health.