Food & Agriculture

Consumer Groups and Industry Join Forces to Demand Reform of Poultry Inspection System

CFA joined a broad coalition of consumer groups, foodborne illness survivors, poultry industry leaders, academic scientists, and other food safety leaders in asking Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to modernize poultry safety regulation through science-based reforms. The groups submitted the following letter asking USDA to develop new poultry food safety standards because the current methods are “broken.” The letter highlights the need for “modernized standards” that are “objective, risk-based, achievable, enforceable, and flexible enough to adapt to emerging evidence and the latest science.”