USA: USDA seeks to expand meat inspection system
The US government wants more processors to change the way their products are inspected, although congressional investigators say there is no proof the new system is as safe as the traditional programme. According to a report by CNN , under the new system federal inspectors no longer do hand-checks of carcasses, leaving that job to company employees. "The inspectors are supposed to spend more time monitoring plant sanitation equipment, overseeing plant workers and sampling products for contamination," the report says. The
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