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Pathogen Controls in Beef Plants Survey Starts

09 May 2013

US - This week, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has started conducting a comprehensive survey of inspection programme personnel in select beef slaughtering and processing establishments.

The aim of the survey is to gather information about the controls and procedures these establishments have in place to address pathogen contamination and ensure that their systems are effective.


FSIS will survey selected personnel in a statistically representative number of establishments.


In September 2011, FSIS announced to the public in a Federal Register notice its intent to conduct the survey.


In February 2013, FSIS made available a draft survey for public comment and now has made changes in response to comments. 

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