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Government Could Save Millions by Revising Its Purchase Specification for Ground Beef
RCED-84-29: Published: Feb 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1984.
The major federal agencies that buy ground beef require that the product meet certain formulation and certification specifications, some of these specifications increase the material costs and restrict the flexibility of suppliers without increasing the quality, flavor, or nutritional value of the meat. GAO reviewed this matter to determine whether the federal government could buy ground beef at a...
USDA's Oversight of State Meat and Poultry Inspection Programs Could Be Strengthened
RCED-84-23: Published: Oct 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) oversight of state meat and poultry inspection programs to determine whether USDA certification procedures conform to the authorizing legislation and to evaluate the methods used in special USDA internal review studies of state inspection effectiveness. In addition, GAO summarized the results of USDA rating...
Improved Management of Import Meat Inspection Program Needed
RCED-83-81: Published: Jun 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's administration of its import Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.GAO found that, at the 10 highest-volume ports, where variances in the quantities of meat rejected ranged from 0.1 to 1.5 percent, procedures for controlling, sampling, and inspecting meat products differed because of: (1) regulations and instructions which were generally outdated, unclear...