Infographic: Modernization in Poultry Inspection

Since 1999, a pilot program in 20 chicken plants, called HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project, has been studied and reviewed in depth for more than a decade to assure its effectiveness as to how best modernize chicken inspection while improving food safety.

Whether chicken plants operate under traditional poultry inspection or choose to opt in to this voluntary, modernized poultry inspection system, the end result is the same - rigorous food safety standards are applied to all chicken products and these products must meet or exceed these safety standards set forth by USDA in order to reach consumers. (National Chicken Council)