Food Safety and Inspection Service February 21, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis for Young Chickens
Document Number: 2014-03716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is discontinuing the use of its 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter for young chickens. The Agency suspended this analysis on June 3, 2013. FSIS evaluated the available Campylobacter data, and its analysis suggested that the performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is substandard. This is the only change that FSIS has made to its Campylobacter sampling program.