AMI KNOCKS USDA INSPECTION EFFORTS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The president of the American Meat Institute, J. Patrick Boyle, told a Senate subcommittee that efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve its meat inspection system have not been successful.In testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Research May 24, Boyle said instances of contaminated meat and poultry have increased under USDA's policy of trimming

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The president of the American Meat Institute, J. Patrick Boyle, told a Senate subcommittee that efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve its meat inspection system have not been successful.

In testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Agricultural Research May 24, Boyle said instances of contaminated meat and poultry have increased under USDA's policy of trimming contaminants off carcasses.

"The inspection system has changed little in any

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