The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) has updated its voluntary guideline for federally regulated swine slaughter and pork processing establishments to control Salmonella in market hogs from pre-harvest through slaughter. The agency announced that it updated the document in response to comments on the previous guideline and to incorporate current, peer-reviewed scientific references related to pre-harvest controls, swine slaughter, processing of pork cuts, and comminuted pork products.
The guideline covers:
- Pre-harvest controls, including farm rearing, multi-hurdle interventions, transport, and lairage
- Slaughter controls
- Best practice recommendations for pork fabrication controls, including processing, packaging, and distribution controls for pork cuts and comminuted pork products.
Download the new guideline here.