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RELIABLE DETECTION TECHNOLOGY
Over time, PAA does break
down so it, and its constituents,
are not present on the final
food products. Therefore, the
chemical is not a risk to food
safety or consumer health.

second compared the performance of sensors monitoring the environmental presence of the chemical near
plant workers.
In an interview, she said the first study found
that the chemical was present in the environment of
poultry plants. If they were adopted, the study found,
most poultry plants would have areas within their
What is a safe exposure
plants exceeding the proposed Cal/OSHA 8-hour time
level for airborne PAA
weighted average exposure limit.
in the workplace?
Dr. Ashley Peterson, senior vice president of scienPAA does not have an
tific and regulatory affairs for the National Chicken
established occupational
Council (NCC) said, though the majority of PAA used
exposure limit set by the
in the processing plant is in the highly-automated
Occupational Safety and
first processing portion of the plant, the industry is
Health Administration
committed to mitigating exposure in any area of the
(OSHA) or NIOSH, according Paul Bredwell, U.S. Poultry establishment.
to Dunn. However, a non& Egg Association
The second study compared the performance of a
governmental agency, the
Austin Alonzo
number of commercially available sensor instruments
American Conference of
with the performance of the
Governmental Industrial Hygienists maintains short
existing, laboratory-based
term exposure limit of 0.4 parts per million (ppm)
method for sampling for PAA.
for PAA measured as an inhalable fraction and vapor
The research trials showed
over a 15-minute period.
the devices are not effective
Another key occupational exposure limit, which
at delivering consistent, accuis not yet binding but is part of the conversation
rate and precise results in the
surrounding PAA, is the State of California's Division
poultry plant environment.
of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/
Houlroyd said the study
OSHA, consideration of a short-term PAA exposure
showed that at any given
limit (of at least 15 minutes) of 0.4 ppm and an 8-hour
moment all the different
permissible exposure limit of 0.15 ppm. Cal/OSHA did
sampling methods would give
not respond to a request for comment on the current
disparate results. For example,
state of this proposed limit.
during one day of testing
values of PAA detected by the
Studying levels of PAA in poultry plants
various sensors at a single site
In the past two years, USPOULTRY funded studies
Jenny Houlroyd, Georgia
ranged from .07 ppm to .56
monitoring the amount of PAA present in the environInstitute of Technology
ppm. Some sensors and testing
ment of poultry plants and potential levels of exposure
Austin Alonzo
methods did show some simito workers. Jenny Houlroyd, a senior research scientist
larity in results when they
at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech),
were tested as close as one foot away from the source of
worked on two studies. The first examined the amount of
PAA, but that relationship disappeared once the distance
PAA present in the environment of poultry plants and the
increased to three feet.
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Contents
Get ready for plant-based protein at KFC, Chick-fil-A
The poultry and egg industries’ sustainability program
Potential gains from ASF outweigh rising grain prices
How to get a processing line speed waiver
Consumers invested in animal welfare, but knowledge is limited
Lack of reliable detection technology slows PAA regulation
How sample type, analysis impact Salmonella detection
Product Review
Market Place
Ad Index
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