3M Food Safety, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, has joined the National Chicken Council as an allied member company.  DeAnn L. Benesh, regulatory affairs manager, will serve as the official representative to NCC.

As testing in the meat and poultry market has increased since passage of the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s Pathogen Reduction and HACCP, 3M Food Safety has developed a complete line of microbial indicator tests, pathogen tests, and hygiene monitoring systems that allow meat, poultry, egg, fish, seafood and shellfish manufacturers to monitor critical control points, finished product, and the plant environment. All products are designed to help maximize accuracy, consistency, and efficiency and are supported by worldwide sales and technical. For more information about the company, visit http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Microbiology/FoodSafety/.