Government Accountability Office

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service tackled several tough issues in 2014.

Modernization, collaboration, education, safer nation

FSIS Administrator Al Almanza reviews 2014, eyes the year ahead (Part 2)

By Heidi Parsons

Major product recalls, multistate outbreaks of foodborne illness, formalizing cooperation among federal agencies, and an overhaul of the poultry slaughter inspection system: such challenges are all in a day's work for Al Almanza, adminstrator of...

GAO said USDA needs to strengthen its approach

USDA can do more to safeguard poultry products – GAO

By Joseph James Whitworth

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) must develop more performance measures for Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in poultry products, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Reaction to USDA-FSIS Salmonella reduction plan

Salmonella reduction stats questioned in FSIS plan

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food & Water Watch has questioned the Salmonella reduction figures given by the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in its plan released this week.

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