Salmonella

Tell the USDA to Crack Down on Salmonella in Ground Beef

About 80,000 people get sick every year from Salmonella in beef. This is the estimate by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency says it’s committed to driving those numbers down and has a proposal under review for testing and reducing contamination by Salmonella—and they want to hear from you!

Tell Congress: Stop Pork Deregulation!

An important measure to protect pork inspection is being considered in Congress—but we still need your help. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives approved language in the 2020 federal funding bill that would block the US Department of Agriculture from deregulating pork inspection.

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher
Cattle in an indoor feed lot

Help Stop Swine Slaughter Deregulation

Despite massive public opposition, the Trump administration's USDA is moving forward with plans to privatize and deregulate meat inspection. Not only are they privatizing work performed by USDA inspectors, they are removing caps on slaughter line speeds and pushing forward without a Salmonella testing standard in place.

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher
Papayas at an outdoor market.
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Nonprofit Group Requests Names of Slaughterhouses and Processors Whose Meat Tested Positive for Salmonella Outbreak Strains
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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher
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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher