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The Agriculture Department will test for and regulate salmonella in raw chicken products as the federal government tries to curb infections from the bacteria. 

The agency announced Monday it will declare salmonella an adulterant in breaded and stuffed raw chicken products, meaning these food products will be subject to regulation if they exceed a low level of the bacteria. The USDA will also take public input on whether to set an even stricter zero tolerance standard for salmonella in poultry, the agency said in a press release.