USDA PROPOSES SALMONELLA GUIDELINE FOR HOG SLAUGHTER FACILITIES


USDA Invites Comments on Salmonella Best Practices Guideline for Hog Slaughter Facilities

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued TODAY a Notice of Availability and Opportunity for Comments on its Compliance Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in hog slaughter facilities.

The guidance provides information on best practices that may be applied at a hog slaughter facility to prevent, eliminate, or reduce levels of Salmonella on hogs at all stages of slaughter and dressing. This guideline will help hog slaughter establishments better comply with the relevant regulatory requirements.

FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice until March 7, 2014.

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