An Illinois grocery store is recalling 54 pounds of ground beef because of test results following routine product sampling by inspectors on March 14, according to a recall notice posted March 19 by the USDA’s
At the time FSIS required all federal plants to implement HACCP, our family-owned slaughter/processing plant had been in existence for 49 years, 24 years of which I had been the manager. Thus, I realized…
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Everyone returning to work early Wednesday at Colorado’s big JBS beef plant had to contend with some pretty cold weather, but they did not have any concerns about whether USDA inspectors would be on hand.…
Continue Reading It was business as usual on first business day of partial government shutdown
On Jan. 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule that would lift current caps on line speeds in pork processing plants and reduce federal oversight in these facilities.
The proposed rule is…
Continue Reading Letter to the Editor: USDA should rethink pork line speed plan
Sometimes when a door swings open, opportunity for change has the chance to enter.
That’s what some members of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians are hoping will happen now that two top food safety…
Continue Reading Former USDA officials say feds critically short of veterinarians
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.
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Audits of Canada’s meat, poultry, and egg inspections conducted in September 2016 and written up in a report in April this year are now getting attention.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service sent a…
Continue Reading Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies
Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Michael Partridge is a Consumer Safety Inspector (CSI) serving in the Office of Field…
Continue Reading Faces of Food Safety: Meet Michael Partridge of the USDA