The Keys to Sanitation
Challenges and misconceptions about proper sanitation can compromise food safety.
|Food safety ratings for cattle slaughter plants with buyer specifications are considerably higher than for other plants.|
|Process control method||Does customer impose standards1|
|Number of plants2||128||98|
|1. Question in survey asks, “Do some major customers of plant test product for pathogens or harmfulbacteria or require sanitation and product-handling practices that are more stringent than those demanded by FSIS?” |
2. 29 plants did not indicate whether customers impose standards.
Source: USDA Economic Research Service