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Inspection Proposal Questioned
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Sep 4, 2013 01:38 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA has not "thoroughly evaluated" pilot projects that test new poultry and hog inspection methods focused on improving food safety, despite ongoing rulemaking to create an inspection system based on those pilot projects, according to a new Government Accountability Office report released Wednesday.

A U.S. senator asked the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Wednesday to call off the rulemaking in light of the GAO report. In addition, a USDA official said in a blog Wednesday the GAO didn't mention that the proposed system has been endorsed by scientists who say it will prevent thousands of foodborne ...

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