Food Safety and Production
Food safety is a high priority for the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. The association develops and supports programs that help ensure the safety and quality of U.S. poultry meat and egg products.


  • Technical Information
  • Regulatory Information
  • Safe Food Handling

Technical Information

Information to aid in the continuous improvement of Food Safety and Production programs.


Avian Influenza
To better understand this virus, its history and the associated terminology, please access the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet here.

For the latest information regarding the nation's response plan to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), please go here.

Regulatory Information

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.


"Microbiological Control: The Devil Is in the Details"
(Used with permission, WATT PoultryUSA, June 2007.)

Salmonella Initiative: Yancy Scores FSIS Initiative in Shades of Grey
http://www.WATTpoultry.com/salmonella_initiative.aspx

Personal Responsibility...Facing Extinction

Troubled Waters

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.

DVD
The Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training Program provides the history and rationale behind the development of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program and also details the requirements of an acceptable Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
DVD 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.
DVD 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.
DVD 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.


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