New Meat and Poultry Requirements
Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack stated, "While many establishments have similar policies already in place, this proposed requirement will allow government to provide an additional safeguard to ensure food safety. Meat and poultry products will be prevented from reaching consumers until our inspectors have the opportunity to thoroughly evaluate test results. This approach will help us enhance protection of the food supply, reduce recalls, and ensure that all consumers are getting the safest food possible."
From the April 8, 2011, Prepared Foods' Daily News