USDA drafts guidelines on E. coli sampling in small, very small beef plants


By Tom Johnston on 8/18/2008


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USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service on Friday issued draft compliance guidelines on sampling beef product for E. coli O157:H7 in small and very small plants.

The Draft Guidance document offers specific testing frequency recommendations for small and very small plants that produce ground beef based on their daily volumes.

"The purpose of this guidance is to help small and very small establishments develop sampling plans for monitoring the effectiveness of process controls that are designed to prevent Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 contaminated product from leaving the establishment," the agency said.

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