Information to aid in the continuous improvement of Food Safety and Production programs.
WGS documents were prepared with support from USPOULTRY, The Beef Checkoff, Pork Checkoff, The Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research and Education, and The Beef Industry Food Safety Council.
Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) 101
Introduction to the Interpretation of
Whole Genome Sequence Data in Food Safety
Using WGS to Protect Public Health and Enhance Food Safety (Meeting Summary)
Technical Reference Series - Microbiome Analysis Using Next Generation Sequencing - Request Access (USPOULTRY Members Only)
|Carcass Rinse and Swab Samples
Poultry products are produced meeting a set of regulatory standards set either by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure a safe food supply. Here you will find the most recent notices and directives from these agencies.
There are currently no recent notices or directives. Check back at a later time.
Safe Food Handling
Safety standards are applied
to all poultry products imported to the United
States, as well as produced in the United States.
Poultry products must meet or exceed these safety
standards in order to reach the U.S. consumer.
Poultry that is properly handled and cooked is
safe to consume.Here you will find links that will help you prepare and enjoy poultry products safely.
Focus on Chicken, produced by the Food
Safety and Inspection Service, provides basic information
on chicken and safe food handling. Go here to
obtain the document.
To get tips on handling and preparing eggs, go here.
Pollution Prevention Training Program provides
the history and rationale behind the
development of the National
Discharge Elimination System permitting
program and also details the requirements
of an acceptable Storm Water Pollution
||The Carbon Footprint Estimation Toolkit is an Excel based program used to assist facilities in evaluating their carbon footprint and was developed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements and potential GHG regulatory requirements associated with the Greenhouse Gases Tailoring Rule. The toolkit allows facilities to calculate the emission of GHGs generated by stationary sources (i.e. boilers and generators) by inputting the volume of various fuels used at the facility into a spreadsheet that has been populated with the necessary arithmetic equations. Additionally, the toolkit provides facilities with anaerobic processes operated at wastewater treatment plants with the ability to calculate and log those GHG emissions to evaluate their need to report as required by the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.
||The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Training Program (SPCC) defines the requirements of the rule, identifies facilities affected by the rule, delineates required best management practices to prevent and control spills, identifies SPCC plan requirements, training requirements, inspection requirements and record keeping requirements.
||The Poultry and Egg Producers Environmental Enhancement and Protection Program (E2P2) is designed to assist poultry and egg producers in evaluating environmental strategies associated with the management of manure and other byproducts generated on the farm.