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New standards proposed to reduce salmonella in poultry
New standards proposed to reduce salmonella in poultry

Federal officials Wednesday proposed new standards for permissible levels of salmonella contamination in ground poultry and poultry parts such as breasts, thighs and wings -- a move that could prevent 50,000 cases of food-borne illness a year. The proposal marks the first time federal inspectors have issued standards for poultry parts, which represent the majority of the poultry products available to U.S. consumers. Poultry separated into parts and ground meat tends to have higher rates of contamination because of greater exposure to handling and machinery. Though the standards are voluntary, failure to meet them invites more scrutiny by inspectors and potentially less business. ...

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