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Constituent Update - Special Alert January 23, 2018

FSIS to Resume Posting of Individual Salmonella Category Status for Poultry Carcass Establishments

FSIS began posting individual establishment categories for Salmonella performance standards for poultry carcasses in May 2016, as announced in the Federal Register (81 FR 7285). In November 2016, FSIS temporarily suspended the web posting of category status for individual carcass establishments to analyze the effect of the use of the new neutralizing Buffered Peptone Water (nBPW) on the Salmonella performance standards and to assess the implementation of follow-up sampling at Category 3 poultry carcass establishments. FSIS has concluded these analyses and will resume web posting of individual establishments’ category status for Salmonella performance standards for poultry carcasses today. As discussed in the Federal Register, data support that public posting of establishment performance encourages establishments to make changes to address Salmonella (81 FR 7295-7296).

Example of Posting Format:

Establishment Number

Establishment Name

City

State

Product class

Salmonella Category

P123456
Example Inc.
Your City
DC
Young Chicken Carcasses
3
P126543
Example Two Co.
My City
DC
Young Chicken Carcasses
NA
P345678
Example Three Inc.
This City
DC
Young Turkey Carcasses
2
P234567
Example Four Farms
One City
DC
Young Turkey Carcasses
1

 

LEGEND

Salmonella Performance Category

Product Class

Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Young Chicken Carcasses
0-4.9%
>4.9-9.8%
>9.8%
Young Turkey Carcasses
0-3.5%
>3.5-7.1%
>7.1%

 

Note: Posting will include information on category thresholds for product classes, in response to stakeholder feedback on the format. “NA” is used to denote establishments for which FSIS has not yet accumulated the minimum number of samples to assess process control.

Additionally, the Agency intends to begin the web posting of category status relative to Salmonella for individual establishments that produce chicken parts and comminuted poultry products in June 2018 and will announce specifically when we will begin this posting in a future Constituent Update

FSIS Posts Aggregate Results for Chicken Parts, Comminuted Poultry and Poultry Carcasses Tested for Salmonella and Campylobacter

Today, FSIS will update the publicly posted aggregate sampling results relative to process control categories for establishments producing young chicken or turkey carcasses, raw chicken parts or Not Ready-To-Eat (NRTE) comminuted poultry products at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/data-collection-and-reports/microbiology/salmonella-verification-testing-program.