Monthly Archives: May 2012

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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