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E. Coli Confession: Part 9

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth and final installment in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA’s meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today. The primary… Continue Reading

E. Coli Confession: Part 4

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA’s meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today. In May 2005, Dr…. Continue Reading

E. Coli Confession: Part 3

Editor’s Note:  This is the third installment in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA’s meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today. On June 30, 2002,… Continue Reading

E. Coli Confession: Part 1

Editor’s Note:  This is the first part in a series written by John Munsell of Miles City, MT, who explains how the small meat plant his family owned for 59 years ran afoul of USDA’s meat inspection program. The events he writes about began a decade ago, but remain relevant today. They say that confession is good… Continue Reading

See No Evil, Do No Evil, Do Nothing

Dan Flynn’s “Inspected by USDA” in Food Safety News last month was a particularly thought-provoking editorial, to which I have some responses. USDA’s two legal losses stemming from its actions at Supreme Beef (SB) in late 1999 should have exposed a fatal flaw in USDA-Style HACCP, causing the agency to revise its allegedly “science based”… Continue Reading