There is national interest in protecting public health by reducing foodborne illness from Salmonella in poultry. The University of Maryland, in partnership with IAFNS and Structured Partnerships, have been collaborating with USDA-FSIS through a Cooperative Agreement to support data sharing with the aim of reducing Salmonella illnesses in humans.
A team of scientists is developing a rapid sensor-based decision-making system to assess and mitigate Salmonella contamination across the entire poultry supply chain, with an emphasis on improving health equity by leveraging data to help disproportionately affected communities make informed food safety decisions.
As part of an effort to reduce cases of salmonellosis attributable to poultry products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) conducted a study with the Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) laboratories to gather data on not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded stuffed chicken products purchased at retail stores.
In this bonus episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak with two poultry science experts about what industry can do to reduce the presence of Salmonella in poultry products in light of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) recently proposed requirements that would consider Salmonella an adulterant in poultry.
Additional control measures for Salmonella contamination by manufacturers of Not ready-to-eat (NRTE) breaded, stuffed chicken products—such as those proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture—could reduce salmonellosis cases associated with such products, according to a recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
McMaster University researchers have developed a rapid, inexpensive test for Salmonella contamination in poultry and other food. The test provides accurate results in an hour or less without the need for accessories or a power source.
A recent study has added to the growing amount of evidence regarding the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in foodborne pathogens, finding concerning levels of microbiological contamination and multidrug resistance (MDR) to critical antibiotics among pathogens isolated from pork and poultry meat samples purchased from leading retail outlets in Kenya.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (USDA’s FSIS) has announced that is granting a pilot project to Pilgrim’s Pride in Mount Pleasant, Texas to examine the merits and logistics of excluding Salmonella poultry vaccine strains from the FSIS Salmonella performance categorization calculation.