Pathogens in Poultry Products: USDA Protection Efforts

Rosemarie Chambers (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: POL029000

USDA is responsible for ensuring the safety of poultry products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report the U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, yet estimate that Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in food causes more than 2 million human illnesses per year. Poultry products contaminated with pathogens cause more deaths than any other commodity.

This book describes actions USDA has taken since 2006 to reduce Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in poultry products; evaluates USDA’s efforts to assess the effects of these actions on the incidence of human illnesses from Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry products; and determines challenges USDA faces in reducing these pathogens in poultry products. (Imprint: Novinka)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Food Safety: USDA Needs to Strengthen Its Approach to Protecting Human Health from Pathogens in Poultry Products (pp. 1-66)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 – Food Safety Progress Report for 2013 (pp. 67-68)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chapter 3 – Salmonella Action Plan (pp. 69-74)
Strategic Performance Working Group

Chapter 4 – U.S.-EU Poultry Dispute on the Use of Pathogen Reduction Treatments (PRTs) (pp. 75-86)
Renée Johnson


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