USDA To Beef Up Salmonella Prevention Efforts

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 6:28 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new initiative on Wednesday aimed at combating deadly salmonella contamination linked to more than a million illnesses in the U.S. every year, starting with an overhaul of the nation’s poultry slaughter inspection system.

Calling the frequency of salmonella infections the most pressing problem faced by the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, the USDA announced an action plan to reduce the incidence of salmonella in meat and poultry through an increased focus on inspections and other reforms that could...
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