Pre-harvest controls vital to tackling Salmonella prevalence

Expert say voluntary pre-harvest controls are a must.
calendar icon 27 December 2022
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Producers must voluntarily adopt pre-harvest interventions to help reduce the prevalence of Salmonella in US poultry products, according to experts.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) proposed regulations to reduce Salmonella throughout the production process mean greater pressure is being placed on pre-harvest approaches to limit the pathogen.

But because the USDA does not have regulatory authority on the farm level, producers must recognize that food safety begins on the farm and be prepared to introduce their own mitigation measures, according to a report on Watt AgNet.

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