Public Meeting on Reducing Salmonella in Poultry
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is considering a regulatory framework for a new strategy to control Salmonella in raw poultry products and more effectively reduce foodborne Salmonella infections linked to these products. This framework identifies the key elements that the Agency is currently considering as part of a new regulatory strategy. FSIS is soliciting feedback from stakeholders, both at a public meeting and in written comments submitted to the meeting docket in the Federal Register, on all of the elements of the framework before moving forward with any proposed changes to regulations or other actions.
FSIS is interested in your feedback on the three components as well as the cross-cutting issues described within the framework. Specifically, we would appreciate comments and input on the following questions:
- What factors should FSIS consider relative to the approaches outlined in each of these components?
- How can each component be strengthened?
- Where are the gaps in the framework?
FSIS also welcomes relevant scientific evidence or examples of how these components may be implemented or the impacts they may have on human Salmonella illnesses.
The meeting will be virtual and will be viewed via the Zoom link provided by email when you register for the meeting. Attendees must pre-register for the meeting.
Stakeholders who wish to speak at the public meeting must notify FSIS during registration and must register by October 24, 2022. Oral comments will be limited to two minutes per component. Attendees must identify which component(s) (i.e. the 3 components and cross-cutting issues) they will be commenting on when they register for the public meeting. FSIS will do its best to accommodate all persons who pre-registered and requested to provide oral comments. FSIS will notify stakeholders that register to speak of the approximate time(s) they are scheduled to speak in advance of the meeting.
Attendees that do not plan to speak at the public meeting may register at any time up to the day of the meeting. Interested persons will have 30 days to comment after the meeting notice is published in the Federal Register. Submit comments via Regulations.gov.
Additional details are available in Docket No. FSIS-2022-0029.
A transcript of the meeting will be posted to this page after the event.