Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service: Control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Meat and Poultry Products
GAO-03-1002R: Jul 21, 2003
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) new rule on control of Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. GAO noted that (1) the rule would amend FSIS's regulations to require official establishments that produce certain ready-to-eat meat and poultry products to prevent product adulteration by the pathogenic environmental containment Listeria monocytogenes; and (2) FSIS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.