March 24, 2014

FSIS: ‘Food safety not compromised’

Vacancies within the Food Safety and Inspection Service don’t mean fewer inspectors in the nation’s meat processing plants, an FSIS official said in a March 19 blog post.
Aaron Lavallee, deputy assistant administrator for FSIS’ Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education, wrote the blog in response to claims that inspector vacancies at the agency were resulting in more food recalls. Lavallee’s response comes as groups representing food safety, environmental, labor and other interests have ramped up protests against the US Department of Agriculture’s plan to modernize inspections at poultry-processing plants. Read More

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