Uruguay exports raw and processed beef and lamb products to the United States, and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) finds no reason that those shipments cannot continue.

The FSIS performed an on-site equivalence verification audit in Uruguay Dec. 2 to Dec. 13, 2019, without identifying any systemic findings
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) sent one of its auditors back to Argentina this past December to confirm that the South American country was making the corrective actions requested in the regular 2019 audit.

The follow-up audit, with an in-country visit from Dec. 2 to Dec. 6, 2019,
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A new USDA audit of Germany’s food safety systems for processed meat products exported to the United States did not find much to cause concern.  The on-site verification audit of Germany’s inspection system occurred from March 18 through March 29, ending with an exit interview in Berlin.

At that interview,
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USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service released a new on-site equivalence verification audit for France. It did not find any deficiencies that represented an immediate threat to public health.

The report was posted on the FSIS website shortly after August 14 when the final audit was sent to Dr. Lo”
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) received an “adequate” rating – the lowest passing grade – in the latest audit by the U.S. government to determine its equivalency on food safety standards, according to documents recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. According to the audit, the CFIA needs
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Sending U.S. Department of Agriculture officials overseas to inspect meat and poultry plants whose products are destined for American consumers has long been a bedrock of our modern import safety system, but an investigation by Food Safety News found, the number of countries audited by U.S. officials each year has
Continue Reading Investigation: USDA Quietly Eliminated 60 Percent of Foreign Meat Inspections