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
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Too many repeat violations are occurring at federally inspected pig slaughter plants, and the problem lies with inadequate enforcement, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General. The IG‘s conclusion is found in a recently released audit report on USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) inspection and enforcement
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s increasing reliance on state and local officials to conduct boots-on-the-ground inspections of food facilities may leave consumers vulnerable, a Health and Human Services Inspector General report states.

The report, issued Tuesday, identifies “significant weaknesses” in FDA’s oversight of these inspections, which are often conducted

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