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FSIS Releases FY 2015 Year in Review

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Year in Review , which details FSIS' overall performance in FY 2015 related to its corporate measures and strategic goals. Specifically, FSIS assessed the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System, which allows inspectors time to remove birds from the evisceration line for close food safety examination, take samples for testing, check plant sanitation, verify compliance with food safety plans, observe live birds for signs of disease or mistreatment and ensure plants are meeting all applicable regulations. The review also underscored proposed standards to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter in ground chicken and turkey products, and in raw chicken breasts, legs and wings; highlighted the release of the FoodKeeper application designed to deliver safe food storage and handling information and guidance to reduce food waste to mobile devices; examined the updated Food Safety Assessment approach; and mentioned the issuance of best practice guidelines to assist retailers in decreasing the potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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