While U.S. leaders are reassuring the public that decreased inspections aren’t a food safety risk, the federal government in Canada this week announced $20 million for inspectors during the coronavirus pandemic.

The money, going to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), is to be used for hiring and training, as
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Ryan Bradburn, an enforcement, investigations and analysis officer (EIAO) in the Springdale district and a 10-year FSIS employee, believes collaboration between the industry and the Agency is important to achieving lasting food safety. As an EIAO, Bradburn sees his role as one of the people who keeps both entities


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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission.

Nicole Suggs is an import inspector and a consumer safety inspector (CSI) in the Philadelphia district. Suggs began her FSIS
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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission.


Most people know about foodborne illnesses, but how many people have had their lives drastically affected by one? Maria Frazier,
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A Canadian company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of chicken skewer products from U.S. stores because American officials found Listeria monocytogenes during a routine foreign shipment inspection.

Expresco Foods Inc. of Montréal, Québec, distributed the 20,446 pounds of “fully cooked chicken skewer items” before the recall notice was posted
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Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission.

Rosalinda Salinas-Castro loves the work she does for FSIS and has devoted 18 years of her life to the Agency.


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