USA: Massachusetts cut backs threaten milk safety
Of the four state milk inspectors currently operating in Massachusetts, three are due to retire in the next two months; and dairy farmers and officials are warning that New England's milk industry could be thrown into turmoil if they are not replaced. The cash-strapped state has issued a general hiring freeze and the inspectors, who are paid between US$30,000 and US$35,000 a year, are classified as non-essential employees
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