US boosts testing of imported Canadian poultry

05-11-2007 | | |

All shipments of meat and poultry products being imported from Canada will be subjected to increased testing and inspection.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will increase testing for Salmonella, Listeria Monocytogenes and E. coli O157:H7. According to the agency, products will be held until testing is complete and products are confirmed negative for these pathogens.
In addition, Canadian meat and poultry products will receive increased levels of re-inspection by FSIS to confirm they are eligible to enter commerce when presented at the U.S. border.
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