S15 Is Salmonella an Adulterant in Raw Meat and Poultry?

Monday, August 1, 2016: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
228-229 (America's Center - St. Louis)
Primary Contact: Carl Custer
Organizer: Carl Custer
Convenor: Christie Gray
This symposium will address the scientific, regulatory, and political issues surrounding whether Salmonella is or should be declared an adulterant in raw meat and poultry. One speaker will cover the epidemiology of salmonellosis, consumer handling, and the half century of scientific data addressing consumer’s ability to safely handle raw muscle foods. The second speaker will review the diversity of the genus Salmonella including the pathogenicity of different strains to humans. The third speaker will discuss the law and court cases involving USDA, Salmonella, and consumers.


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