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Canadian meat inspection system questioned by USDA report

Drovers CattleNetwork says a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems found “systemic” inspection and sanitation problems which raise “significant questions about the Canadian system.” The report is from a series of onsite equivalence verification audits conducted by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last September at seven Canadian slaughter and processing facilities. The most significant concern, FSIS said, was the Canadian inspectors were not conducting carcass-by-carcass inspections for contaminations by “feces, milk or ingesta” before stamping the carcasses as inspected. Read more…

Aug 11, 2017 General Discussion