On Aug. 1, 2014, FSIS initiated a 12-month nationwide Beef and Veal Carcass Baseline Survey (B-VCBS) to collect samples from steer, heifer, cow, bull, dairy cow, and veal carcasses (heavy calves, bob veal, and non-formula fed veal) at two points along the slaughter line–immediately after hide removal (pre-evisceration) and after all anti-microbial interventions (pre-chill). FSIS […]

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United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing additional legislation that would give the US Department of Agriculture mandatory recall authority over meat, poultry and some egg products.   This comes on the heels of a discussion, among law makers, of a single food safety agency, at the national level. Under the proposed legislation, USDA can recommend […]

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new federal standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack said, “Today, we are taking specific aim at making the poultry items that Americans most often purchase safer […]

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