Economic Research Report No. (ERR-231) 35 pp

May 2017

Public Disclosure of Tests for Salmonella: The Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments

ERS analyzed the impact of a USDA regulatory initiative that identified commercial chicken slaughter establishments with poor or mediocre ratings on Salmonella tests – specifically, how this has affected the outcome of subsequent tests.

Keywords: Food safety, FSIS regulations, salmonella, chicken processing

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Last updated: Friday, May 26, 2017

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