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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/05/the-meatpacking-maverick-and-usdas-new-tracback-policy/

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4 Responses to USDA Lack of Tracebacks, and John Munsell

  1. T Allen says:

    Great job John! At least it’s a start. I’m glad you are getting acknowledgement of your part in accomplishing this. Gives others of us hope for the future as well!

  2. John P. Shevlin says:

    Good job, John, this world needs more men like you.

  3. Linda Lewis says:

    Glad to see some of the things you’ve been writing about finally get attention, John! You’ve worked hard and courageously on these issues.

    Starting the traceback process sooner doesn’t ensure success, which depends on the quality of the trail left for FSIS investigators to follow. And, without universal animal ID and associated record-keeping in place, there may not be much of a trail. For example, it took FSIS about a week to tell the public that they could not find the original herd mates of the California dairy cow that tested positive for BSE. The only difference, had the new policy been in place, is that FSIS could have announced failure sooner.

  4. Melissa says:

    Way to go John!! It’s about time they started listening to a voice of reason and common sense.

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