USDA SLATES HEARING ON INSPECTION OVERHAUL

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a six-day hearing in order to solicit more comment on its overhaul of the nation's meat and poultry inspection system.Officials from the meat and poultry industries and consumer groups will attend the hearing, which is set for Sept. 13 to 15 and Sept. 27 to 29 at USDA's headquarters here.In February USDA released a proposed blueprint

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has scheduled a six-day hearing in order to solicit more comment on its overhaul of the nation's meat and poultry inspection system.

Officials from the meat and poultry industries and consumer groups will attend the hearing, which is set for Sept. 13 to 15 and Sept. 27 to 29 at USDA's headquarters here.

In February USDA released a proposed blueprint for revamping the inspection system, which includes using fewer line inspe

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