US: Normal levels of testing on Canadian poultry resumed
The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will resume normal
levels of inspection on imported Canadian poultry products.
In a letter to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Dr William James,
acting administrator of FSIS's Office of International Affairs, stated that the
FSIS will resume normal levels of product examinations on Canadian meat and
poultry products, as well as pasteurised egg products. Additionally, the FSIS
will resume normal levels of testing for Listeria monocytogenes and
Salmonella in ready-to-eat
On 9 November, the FSIS implemented increased testing and holding of
Canadian product following concern stemming from "unsafe practices".
"Additionally," stated Dr James, "the increased testing has not revealed
any problems with Canadian products exported to the United States."
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