Meat/Poultry Inspection

Safe Food Coalition Asks USDA to Act Quickly to Reinstate Standards

The Safe Food Coalition submitted the following comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service asking the agency to expeditiously reenact Campylobacter performance standards for ground poultry. FSIS suspended the standards last summer, prompting outcry from food safety advocates. Campylobacter causes more illness than any other foodborne pathogen, an estimated 1.3 million cases each year in the United States, most of which are attributed to chicken and turkey.