Public Disclosure of Tests for Salmonella: The Effects on Food Safety Performance in Chicken Slaughter Establishments

This report examines how disclosing the identities of chicken slaughter establishments with poor or mediocre performance on Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) tests for Salmonella affects subsequent test outcomes. Empirical results show that public disclosure of the identities of such establishments is strongly correlated with a substantial drop in Salmonella levels over 2006-10. The reduction in Salmonella levels demonstrated that the FSIS Salmonella standard on carcasses of young chickens could be lowered. FSIS then reduced its Salmonella standard on young chicken carcasses by more than 50 percent in 2011.


Issue Date:
May 01 2017
Publication Type:
Report
Language:
English
Total Pages:
35
Series Statement:
Economic Research Report Number 231




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