Will Changes to Poultry Meat Inspection Improve Global Standards?

34The Poultry Site – In Europe, last year, the European Food Safety Authority published an opinion on the existing inspection procedures in poultry slaughterhouses and came to the conclusion that the simple visual inspection was not sufficient in times when concerns over pathogens such as Salmonella and Campylobacter were rising. The accent it concluded was for a more “whole chain” approach to inspection.

EFSA called for the introduction of a comprehensive food safety assurance system, including clear targets for what should be achieved in poultry carcases and, where appropriate, with respect to a particular hazard for poultry flocks.

The authority also recommended the use of a variety of control options for the main hazards, both on the farm and at the abattoir, in order to meet these targets. >>Continue Reading<<

Source and Photo: The Poultry Site, June 28th, 2013
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One response to “Will Changes to Poultry Meat Inspection Improve Global Standards?

  1. “We have long reasoned that the traditional visual inspection procedures enshrined in EU legislation for all species are inappropriate in the modern poultry industry. The approach needs to be modernised into the kind of integrated food safety assurance system focussing on biological risk which is being recommended in this Opinion” said Peter Bradnock, Chief executive of the BPC.

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