News update:Jun 20, 2008

Food defense - USDA surveys poultry slaughter plants

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will soon conduct a survey to determine how many FSIS-regulated slaughter and processing plants have voluntarily adopted functional food defense plans.

The USDA stated that a food defense plan puts into place measures that reduce the chances of someone intentionally contaminating the food supply in order to kill or hurt people, disrupt the economy or ruin a business.
Click here to view USDA's FSIS report entitled "Developing a food defense plan for meat and poultry slaughter and processing plants".
Click here to view the food defense podcast page describing the functions of FSIS Office of Food Defense and Emergency Response. Other topics that are discussed include: What To Do If A Product Is Recalled, Preventing Recalls, Generic Labeling, Features of a Label Sketch, Food Safety Resources and Where to Find Them, and Food Defense: What Does it Mean to You?
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