USDA tightens salmonella standards for poultry

MSNBC/AP article 5/1/2010: Slaughterhouses will be more accountable; fewer positive tests allowed

by MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — The Department of Agriculture is setting new standards for the levels of salmonella and another pathogen in young chickens and turkeys as part of an effort to strengthen food safety.

The new standards would hold poultry slaughterhouses more accountable by decreasing the number of samples allowed to test positive for the pathogens.

Read the full article at MSNBC.