Canadian Meat Inspection System Questioned by USDA Report | Cattle Network

A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems found “systemic” inspection and sanitation problems which raise “significant questions about the Canadian system.”The report is from a series of “onsite equivalence verification” audits conducted by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) last September at seven Canadian slaughteer and processing facilities. The most “significant” concern, FSIS said, was the Canadian inspectors were not conducting carcass-by-carcass inspections for contaminations by “feces, milk or ingesta” before stamping the carcasses as inspected. Such contamination is a primary pathway for pathogen transmission, including E. coli.

Source: Canadian Meat Inspection System Questioned by USDA Report | Cattle Network