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FSIS Releases 2014 Year in Review

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its 2014 Year in Review report. The report provides an annual overview of goals, objectives and performance measures guiding FSIS' work to reduce the presence of foodborne pathogens and residues, as well as its efforts to prevent foodborne illness. The report finds that in 2014, FSIS made significant progress toward modernization by implementing findings from cross-agency working groups and introducing new and innovative food safety policies and sampling techniques. In 2014, FSIS focused on improving food safety by tackling Salmonella and other pathogens and initiated the modernization of the poultry slaughter system. FSIS notes that reported workplace injuries declined from 8.65 percent in 2013 to 5.47 percent in 2014, and that granted food safety appeals fell from 50 percent in 2013 to 10 percent in 2014, exceeding the 2014 target by 29.7 percent.

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