June has brought the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) updated Guideline for Controlling Salmonella in Swine Slaughter and Pork Processing Establishments.

The revised guidance addresses public comments that were received in response to the previous version and includes new scientific

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letter to the editor

When the Washington Post, members of Congress, and 35 other organizations [1] raised concerns about a proposed modernization of a food safety and inspection process, we needed to provide a scientific perspective to the issue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service
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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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