The Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed to require all makers of raw ground beef products, including retailers that grind their own, to keep more records so sources of ground meats can be more easily traced.
The affected product was sold to foodservice and vending customers, as well as club retailers as one of the products included in the Baked! & Popped Mix 30 ct. Variety Pack Tray and Baked! Mix 30 ct. Variety Pack Cube.
The regulations will allow for a formal agreement with a third party administrator to create and maintain a database containing up-to-date information on the identification, movement and location of all pigs in Canada.
Though it takes time to address underlying issues to create an environment continuously focused on safe operations, the benefits can be significant and extend well beyond compliance and injury prevention.