FSIS: RETAIL FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS WILL REMAIN A LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY

CHICAGO -- New inspection standards and procedures are not likely to mean routine visits at the retail level, according to an official from the Food Safety and Inspection Service.In conjunction with the farm-to-table approach to inspection, safety at retail will be regulated, but not on a federal level, said Michael Taylor, acting undersecretary for food safety and administrator of FSIS, in a conversation

CHICAGO -- New inspection standards and procedures are not likely to mean routine visits at the retail level, according to an official from the Food Safety and Inspection Service.

In conjunction with the farm-to-table approach to inspection, safety at retail will be regulated, but not on a federal level, said Michael Taylor, acting undersecretary for food safety and administrator of FSIS, in a conversation with attendees of the American Meat Institute's annual conference here.

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