Author Archives: John Munsell

How Could A Loving God Permit The Massacre In Connecticut?

HOW COULD A LOVING GOD PERMIT THE MASSACRE IN CONNECTICUT? I’ve heard this legitimate question from several folks after the killing of 20 innocent children and 6 staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec 14.  I believe … Continue reading

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USDA’s Office of Inspector General Recommendations for Changes in E.coli Testing

USDA’s Office of Inspector General recently released a report with recommendations on changes USDA should implement when testing for E.coli.  OIG has some great ideas. I wrote a brief article, which explains the absolute need for implementation of OIG’s recommendations.  … Continue reading

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USDA’s New Traceback Proposals

RESPONSES TO FSIS DOCKET # 2011-0009, ENTITLED “CHANGES TO FSIS TRACEBACK, RECALL PROCEDURES FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI O157:H7 POSITIVE RAW BEEF PRODUCT, AND AVAILABILITY OF COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES”.  DOCKET RELEASED ON MAY 2, 2012   INTRODUCTION FSIS is to be commended for … Continue reading

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USDA Lack of Tracebacks, and John Munsell

Food Safety News published an article on May 8 regarding USDA’s recent decision to perform Tracebacks to the Origin of contamination (what a novel idea!), and my involvement with Tracebacks.  Brief article, which I hope you will enjoy.  John Munsell … Continue reading

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Pink Slime by USDA Design

If consumers wonder why ammonia treatment of beef trimmings (also referred to as “Pink Slime”) has become popular, some even perceive it as necessary, you need only study USDA meat inspection policies to understand how agency policies drive the need for … Continue reading

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