U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspector General Phyllis Fong made her annual presentation to the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Committee on appropriations on March 2. Most of what she said to this group of U.S. House of Representatives could only thrill the policy wonks that make up the …

Congressoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) sent a letter yesterday to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) calling for an investigation of beef testing protocol.

DeLauro requested that the IG look into the scientific merits and identify any shortcomings of the USDA’s N-60 testing system for beef, which requires the USDA’s …