USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released today a strategy to reduce Salmonella exposure.  According to FSIS, Salmonella in meat and poultry products is “the most pressing problem it faces,” with an estimated 1.3 million illnesses attributed to Salmonella each year.  The plan seeks to reduce Salmonella illnesses by establishing priorities for future rulemaking, industry guidance and public education relating to Salmonella, including modernizing the poultry slaughter inspection system, enhancing sampling and testing programs, developing guidance for sanitary dressing in hogs, establishing new performance standards, and improving Salmonella-related education and outreach.  A copy of the action plan can be found here.