USDA changing poultry inspection guidelines

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
The new rules, announced Thursday, have federal inspectors focusing more on food safety as opposed to quality.

The change is an attempt to cut down on the thousands of food borne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year.

(NBC) - The USDA is overhauling its 50-year-old poultry inspection guidelines.

The new rules, announced Thursday, have federal inspectors focusing more on food safety as opposed to quality.

The change is an attempt to cut down on the thousands of food borne illnesses linked to chicken and turkey each year.

The agriculture department says the move could cut down on as many as 5,000 foodborne illnesses each year.

The chicken and turkey industries praised the new rules.


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