USDA began testing additional components of ground beef, including bench trim, and issued new instructions to employees asking that they verify that plants follow sanitary practices in processing beef carcasses.
And we issued consolidated, more effective field instructions on how to inspect for O157: H7 contamination.
It was designed to help employees understand their rights as a breastfeeding mom in the workplace and serve as a break time resource for families and employers with questions about the law.
The food landscape in this country is ever changing.
The law states that employers must provide a "reasonable" amount of time and that they must provide a private space other than a bathroom.
They are required to provide this until the employee's baby turns one year old. 207) by adding at the end the following: An employer shall provide— (A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; a (B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
Facilities are now required to hold product until microbiological testing can determine it is safe to release meat, poultry and egg products into commerce.
This policy will significantly reduce consumer exposure to unsafe meat products.
At USDA, prevention is the anchor, and science is the basis of every food safety decision made.
Our scientists in FSIS, Agriculture Research Service (ARS), and in other agencies inform our approach to food safety.
Additionally, USDA is requiring clearer product labels so consumers will know whether products they purchase contain added solutions that might not be apparent.