Author Archives: John Munsell

There are Lies, Damned Lies, and then there’s “Science”

We’ve heard the expression “Figures don’t lie, but lies figure“.  We can start with a lie, then contort figures to justify our lies.  Same is true for science.  Science can be twisted, contorted, and massaged to validate whatever we believe.  … Continue reading

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Does High Risk Meat Get USDA Endorsement?

Everyone: Ever wonder why we continue to experience ongoing foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls in spite of the plethora of “science based” antimicrobial practices at use at slaughterplants, over which USDA provides dutiful scrutiny?  A major reason for continued sicknesses … Continue reading

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USDA Inspected & Passed HIGH RISK Meat

The Hannaford chain of grocery stores in the northeast recently experienced a recall of ground beef products which were laced with an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella.  Like most other retail chains, Hannafords purchases all their meat from outside source slaughter … Continue reading

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Will closure of 5 USDA/FSIS District Offices Impact Food Safety?

CLOSURE OF 5 USDA/FSIS OFFICES IMPACT FOOD SAFETY? USDA/FSIS announced on January 9, 2012 that it would close 5 of its 15 District Offices, as part of a consolidation which would decrease the agency’s budget and save taxpayer dollars.  This … Continue reading

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How can USDA-style HACCP be improved?

As history has unfolded, our ongoing outbreaks and recurring recalls have created sizeable discussion in our meat industry about the efficacy of USDA’s current style of HACCP.  The article accessible at the link below, published by Food Safety News, discusses HACCP.  I … Continue reading

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