USDA Eyes Slaughterhouse Pigpens In Anti-Salmonella Plan

Law360, New York (January 6, 2014, 4:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday asked hog slaughterhouses to weigh in on recommendations for curbing deadly salmonella contamination that single out holding pens as the key point for stopping the spread of infections.

Saying that salmonella infections traceable solely to pork in the U.S. could be cut by 75 percent every year with tighter sanitation standards, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a first-edition compliance guideline that embodies its thinking on industry best practices for controlling and reducing the spread of the...
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