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OIG Investigation

OIG says USDA reviews of exporting countries are inadequate

Inconsistencies increase risk of adulterated or unsafe meat, poultry, egg products being imported

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines,” said early-American philosopher and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson. But in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, consistency gets greater appreciation. In its recent evaluation of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service equivalency… Continue Reading

Auditors slam FDA for dragging its feet on food recalls

The Food and Drug Administration is under fire from the Office of Inspector General for inefficient and ineffective food recall procedures that left the public at risk for as much as six months after the agency knew there was a problem. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Health and Human Services… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Members of Congress and San Francisco Foodies, Let the Process Work


Members of Congress, and the reporters who cover them, love to be in the know, and, when they do not have that insider information, they feel a bit weak and vulnerable. I get it. I also get that the San Francisco foodie community is upset that they are having trouble getting their fix of grass-fed,… Continue Reading