For pork, FSIS has announced their intention to modernize hog slaughter regulations, including establishment of Salmonella performance standards, which, now, only apply to market hogs. FSIS has conducted comparisons of the five HIMP pork pilot project producers and non-HIMP slaughter facilities and is using the data to determine if new performance standards for pork are warranted. Agencies within other governments, notably the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), are investigating ways to modernize and augment their pork safety inspection and testing programs. Some industry stakeholders are calling for delay of U.S. hog slaughter modernization until data adequately demonstrate that it will not adversely affect public health, worker safety, or animal welfare. Others propose that alternative approaches can enhance safety of pork products without the need for additional performance standards. This roundtable will address the regulatory, industry, consumer, and stakeholder perspectives on new efforts to improve pork safety and quality.