Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

FSIS: revised guidelines for controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw poultry

13 July, 2021

The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)  announced the availability of revised guidelines to assist poultry establishments in controlling Salmonella and Campylobacter in raw poultry. The Agency has revised the content of the guidelines in light of new scientific and technical information, public comments received on the 2015 guideline, and the agency’s decision to issue two separate guidelines - one on controlling Salmonella and the other on controlling Campylobacter. 
The guidelines reflects the most recent best practices, supported by current peer-reviewed literature and analyses of FSIS data. Updates include information on using neutralizing agents in sampling to prevent carryover of antimicrobial substances and a current list of antimicrobials for establishment use. Also included are improvements in the information on pre-harvest practices, with a comprehensive revision of the litter/bedding section.