The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative is requesting pre-proposals regarding research investigating the pathways for introduction, dissemination, and detectability of Salmonella during second processing. The areas of focus for the research will be to assess how all activities, procedures, methodologies and equipment in second processing affect the risk of introduction and dissemination of Salmonella contamination during second processing and to determine the best methods and techniques for sampling for Salmonella contamination throughout second processing.

The deadline for pre-proposal submission is November 7. 

The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative was created by the Boards of USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation to address current issues facing the poultry industry. The USPOULTRY Board Research Initiative operates alongside the current USPOULTRY research program and augments the great success of the existing program by focusing additional resources toward defined areas of research.

USPOULTRY and its foundation operate a comprehensive research program incorporating all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. Since the inception of the research program, USPOULTRY has reinvested more than $25 million dollars into the industry in the form of research grants, with the International Poultry Expo as the primary source for the funding. More than 50 universities and federal and state facilities have received grants over the years.