The American Chicken Industry works hard to make sure that every serving of chicken is as safe as possible for consumers. This diligence allows consumers to have confidence in our excellent food safety standards. Our nation eats more chicken than any other protein, nearly 160 million servings per day – requiring constant monitoring, inspection and quality assurance of chicken. This means that chicken producers and processors are invested in making sure that all products are as safe as possible and meet strict United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards.
To comply with these standards and protect consumers, organizations across the industry implement food safety management controls. These SOPs include training in quality assurance and food safety, sanitation protocols, risk controls and interventions designed to eliminate or reduce foodborne pathogens. Let’s take a closer look at how the American chicken industry prioritizes food safety throughout its entire supply chain.