Meat&Poultry - April 2012 - (Page 36)

Food Safety Full speed ahead Proposed poultry inspection changes could fulfill the need for speed BY RICHARD LOBB L ater this year, the poultry processing industry will achieve “As new research expands our ability to respond to food-safety issues, it is essential that we embrace new inspect ion approaches t hat working with them as they fi nalize the rule and implement this new approach.” Dubbed the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS), the program was announced by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service in January and was followed by a 90day comment period. USDA will take stock of t he comments and make any revisions it feels necessary before publishing the program in fi nal form. “The modernization plan will protect public health, improve the efficiency of poultry inspections in the US and reduce spending,” some of its long-sought goals: getting federal inspectors all but off its first-level processing lines and running the lines at higher speeds, which should translate into greater product ivity and prof it. In exchange, companies will have to conduct Hodges “It isn’t just a matter of cranking up the line speed, they will need to install new systems.” keep pace with that knowledge,” American Meat Institute Executive Vice President James Hodges said. “We commend USDA for embracing science and we look forward to microbiological test- ing programs for raw chickens and turkeys and share the data with the federal government. The industry is welcoming the new regime. 36 • Meat&Poultry • April 2012 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - April 2012

Meat&Poultry - April 2012
Table of Contents
Commentary - Assassinating effective technology
Business Notes - LFTB fallout continues
Business Notes - Thompson to CEO of McDonald’s
Business Notes - Introducing: NAMA
Business Notes - Group to acquire Burger King restaurants
Business Notes - JBS may leave Argentina
Business Notes - JBS Q4 earnings advance despite Pilgrim’s Pride loss
Business Notes - Tyson addresses its strategy and stance on LFTB
Washington - Family farm labor pains
Cover Story - Team builder
Food Safety - Full speed ahead
CEO Series - Executive experience
Ground Beef - Burger nirvana
Meat Processing - Operations & Engineering
Flooring - Building a solid foundation
Contract Sanitation - Focus on plant sanitation
Sanitation Tips (Consejos de Sanidad) - Cleaning compounds
Sanitation Tips - Be cautious with chemicals
Packaging Solutions - Sandwich success
Ingredient Issues - ‘Real food’ nutrition
Ingredient Trends - Tracking global ingredient trends
Small Business Matters - Remote possibilities
Leadership Development - Creating future leaders
From the Corral - On-farm handling
Labor - Balancing and bargaining act
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - April 2012