Improving Sanitation and Federal Inspection at Slaughter Plants: How to Get Better Results for the Inspection Dollar.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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This report discusses the Department of Agricultures administration of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act at meat and poultry slaughter plants that do business in interstate commerce. It identifies certain areas in which the Department could improve inspection activities to assure that slaughter plant operations are sanitary and that meat and poultry products are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly marked. In particular, this report addresses needed improvements in sanitation, pest control, plant water systems, product acceptance testing programs, ante mortem and post mortem examinations, and controls over condemned and inedible materials. This report also discusses the impact of inspector shortages on the overall inspection program. Author
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