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Alvin Sewell is a consumer advocate as a private citizen. He worked with USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service for 18 years as a Consumer Safety Inspector, a Workplace Violence Analyst through FSIS headquarters in Washington, DC, and served on committees with FSIS to improve public health and employee safety. He attended the University of West Florida and Texas A&M University. He worked as a HACCP Coordinator for a meat processing plant in Hot Springs, AR where he now lives.

Now that FSIS is moving forward with the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule, it’s time that all stakeholders face the issues identified in recent months. Standardizing industry training and methods of carcass sorting, worker safety, changing the carcass-by-carcass law, and classifying Salmonella as an adulterant are issues that have

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A healthy progression of events is occurring in the world of food safety. There are specific issues being debated over the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter proposal. The scientific community is zeroing in on specific strains of pathogens. Media and consumer groups are focusing on antibiotic resistance. Industry and labor groups
Continue Reading The Hard Truth About Authentic Modernization of Poultry Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) intends to implement a sweeping and total change to its food safety program by drastically modifying carcass-by-carcass inspection and reducing the government surveillance of meat and poultry safety. This has become known as the HACCP Based Models Project, or

Continue Reading The HACCP Inspection Models Project Has More Problems Than Solutions