New Meat Safety Techniques Compiled by Regulator

US - About 35 new techniques for reducing pathogen contamination in meat and poultry were added yesterday to a list of such methods being compiled by the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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The compilation provides a reference for processors worldwide searching for better ways to improve food safety in their plants.

The new technologies have resulted in "significant improvements" in the safety of meat and poultry in recent years, the FSIS stated in publishing the list yesterday.

The FSIS defines "new technology" as new, or new applications of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or procedures affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, poultry, or egg products.

"Steam vacuums, steam pasteurisation, and antimicrobials are all examples of advances in food safety technology that have occurred in recent years," the FSIS noted

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