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New Guidance Available on Best Practices for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens.

Monday, April 21, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

 The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released "FSIS Best Practices Guidance for Controlling Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Retail Delicatessens" which discusses steps that retailers can take to prevent listeriosis associated with the consumption of certain ready-to-eat (RTE) foods, such as deli meats and salads that are prepared or sliced in retail delis and consumed in the home. The recommendations are based on the Interagency Listeria risk assessment released last year and is designed for retailers to use to control Lm contamination and outgrowth and ensure that RTE meat and poultry products in the deli area are handled under sanitary conditions. Comments on the guidance are due by June 21.

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