Common Goals for Poultry Safety Reform
Current performance standards-based system is not leading to the desired public health outcomes.
Reform efforts should aim to develop new standards that are objective, risk-based, achievable, enforceable, and flexible enough to adapt to emerging evidence and the latest science.
A modernized framework should address risk reduction across the full production process.
USDA must address both Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry, but these pathogens are different and require different solutions.
Science has advanced sufficiently to support regulatory improvements today, but ongoing research is also needed.