Meat Industry Ignores Mad Cow Regulations
Public Citizen used FOIA to obtain non-compliance records from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), according to ConsumerAffairs.com. USDA produced over 800 records, over half of which showed slaughter plants lacked sufficient plans for handling BSE in plant food-safety plans as USDA requires.
ConsumerAffairs.com reported that Public Citizen submitted its FOIA request after the chairman of the USDA meat inspectors union raised concerns about a central BSE-reduction issue, but that the USDA's response was to investigate him for misconduct.
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