USDA announces 1st update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

July 31, 2014 10:20 PM

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USDA announces 1st update to poultry inspection rules since 1957

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Thursday the first new regulations for poultry inspection since 1957.

The rules, which were finalized Thursday, require plants to conduct their own testing and sampling of birds for the first time for food-borne pathogens such as campylobacter and salmonella, at least twice during the production process. The USDA will continue to conduct its own tests as well.

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