USDA Revises Poultry Plant Inspections

August 1, 2014 3:07 PM

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For the first time in over 50 years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to overhaul poultry plant inspections in order to reduce the yearly rate of foodborne illnesses. The changes stress the importance of examining food based on safety as opposed to quality.

"This is a significant opportunity to bring the inspection system into the 21st century," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said reported by USA Today.

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