July 14, 2014

US Chicken Council Welcomes Modernisation of Poultry Inspection

From: The Poultry Site

US – National Chicken Council (NCC) has welcomed the newly proposed voluntary code to modernise the US poultry inspection system aimed at reducing foodborne illness, as well as setting up a new web site to aid understanding of the differences between the new and old systems of broiler carcass inspection.

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has sent its proposed rule to modernise the US poultry inspection system to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review, according to the NCC Washington Report. The notice is available on the OMB’s web site.

NCC’s President, Mike Brown, commented: “I commend USDA for taking the next step in an effort to modernize the way the agency inspects chicken. In an effort to continue our progress towards reducing foodborne illnesses, we believe, along with food safety experts, that the poultry inspection system should be modernised and transitioned to a model that is more science and risk-based. Not only will this system build on our food safety progress, if fully implemented, it will create jobs.”

“We look forward to reviewing the final rule in its entirety once it is published in the Federal Register. After a successful 15-year pilot programme, I urge OIRA to perform an expeditious review.”

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