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Do food recalls reflect failures in food safety regulation or should they be considered a success?
USDA reports a significant increase in recent food product recalls.
USDA attributes the increase to
This sounds like success, no?
The food categories accounting for most recalls?
The most common reasons for the recalls:
Here’s another reason, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office: USDA’s inadequate standards for pathogens in meat and poultry, particularly turkey breasts and pork chops.
The report recommends that USDA work on this problem. The USDA says it will.
Food safety requires endless vigilence, and government agencies need to do vigilent oversight.