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Inspector General again finds weaknesses in organic imports

Consumers buying pricey organic produce would likely be upset if they knew the imported fruits and vegetables they pay premium prices for are sometimes doused with chemicals when they reach the United States. A new report by USDA’s Inspector General looks at the National Organic Program’s international “arrangements and agreements” and finds them badly in need of… Continue Reading

Most Chicago restaurants are not being inspected enough

Chicago restaurants are not being inspected as frequently as required by state law, putting its state funding in jeopardy. Those are among the findings of a report released Tuesday by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson. More than half of Chicago’s restaurants are being inspected less than twice a year, the minimum required by state law. It… Continue Reading