USDA Announces Public Meeting on Salmonella: State of the Science

The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service will host a virtual public meeting on Salmonella next month. Federal agencies included in the meeting will discuss the commitment to reduce pathogen contamination to decrease salmonella infections associated with regulated food items. The week before the public meeting, USDA’s Office of Food Safety will release the “Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy,” which outlines how USDA will advance programs and policies that are science-based, data-driven, and promote innovation to reduce Salmonella in meat, poultry, and egg products. Salmonella is a foodborne pathogen of concern in multiple FSIS-regulated food products. To address foodborne sources of Salmonella, FSIS is committed to aggressively targeting Salmonella in regulated meat, poultry, and processed egg products through various strategies and initiatives. The virtual public meeting will be held on September 22, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET. Registration information is available at fsis.usda.gov.

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