Salmonella and Campylobacter Verification Program for Raw Poultry Products
This directive revises the Salmonella and Campylobacter sampling instructions for raw poultry products that FSIS has issued to inspection program personnel (IPP). FSIS is revising and reissuing this directive to incorporate updated project codes and instructions from previously issued notices for the continuous verification sampling of poultry carcasses, chicken parts, and comminuted poultry products. FSIS has also moved non-sampling information related to these samples, including performance standards and categorization, to FSIS Directive 10,250.2 Performance Standards: Salmonella Verification Program for Raw Poultry Products. FSIS removed all references to set-based sampling, including obsolete instructions for sampling meat products.
NOTE: FSIS intends to update the Campylobacter performance standards; therefore, although FSIS continues to test product for Campylobacter, it does not assess whether establishments meet the performance standards.
- FSIS Establishment Eligibility Criteria for the Salmonella Verification Sampling Program and FSIS Scheduling Algorithm for the Salmonella Verification Sampling Program for Raw Poultry
- Supplemental documents containing the sampling program instructions