Meat and Poultry Industry News

FSIS to document sample source when collecting raw beef samples for STEC detection

December 19, 2012
KEYWORDS FSIS / inspection / STEC
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued Notice 72-12 “Documenting Sample Source When Collecting Samples for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) Verification Testing.”  This notice asks inspectors to verify and document the sample source in the Public Health Information System (PHIS) when collecting raw beef samples under FSIS’s verification testing programs for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Sample sources will either be beef, veal or mixed. FSIS test results show that the percent positive for STEC from ground beef and trimmings produced from veal is higher than for STEC from ground beef and trimmings produced from other cattle slaughter classes. The agency will start reporting veal and beef separately on its website where it reports results from its STEC verification testing programs in raw beef products.

The full notice is available here:

Source: American Meat Institute

You must login or register in order to post a comment.




Image Galleries


Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

More Podcasts

National Provisioner

NP September 2014 cover

September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Independent Processor

IP August 2014 cover

August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Provisioner Store

The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

More Products


Facebook icon Twitter icon  YouTube iconLinkedIn icon google +