- Safe Practices for Sausage Production in the United States
The remaining information in this chapter has been modi…ed from the document “Safe Practices for Sausage Production: Distance Learning Course Manual, 1999,” available at the Web sites of
1. Food Safety Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA, FSIS, www.FSIS.USDA.gov)
2. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, www.FDA.gov)
3. Association of Food and Drug Of…cials (AFDO, www.AFDO.org)
The process of preserving meats by stuf…ng salted, chopped meats “avored with spices into animal casings dates back thousands of years, to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and earlier. The word “sausage” is derived from the Latin word “salsus,” which means salted or preserved by salting. Sausages and sausage products have since evolved into a wide variety of “avors, textures, and shapes resulting from variations in ingredients and manufacturing processes.