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Audit: Some Meat Inspectors Work 75-80 Hours Per Week

August 27, 2013 by

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by Jeryl Bier One inspector averaged 13 hours a day, 365 days a year. If overworked employees are more likely to commit errors, then the consumers who ended up with the meat inspected by one particular Department of Agriculture (USDA) food safety inspector may have cause for concern.  A recent audit found one Food Safety and Inspection […]

Update: 343,000+ pounds of Chilean Chicken with Dioxin Recalled

August 15, 2013 by

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has expanded the amount of product being recalled by the Chilean Ministry of Health. After official notification from the government of Chile of the positive result for dioxin, FSIS instructed importers to hold chicken products, which were presented for re-inspection. FSIS has determined that […]

USDA Targeting Six Additional Strains of E.coli in Raw Beef Trim Starting Monday

May 31, 2012 by

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Action represents another significant food safety measure under the Obama Administration.  WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) next week will begin instituting a zero-tolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. Beginning Monday, FSIS will routinely test […]

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