Food Safety and Inspection Service (61 - 63 of 63 items)
Further Federal Action Needed To Detect and Control Environmental Contamination of Food
CED-81-19: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
GAO was requested to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident involving the contamination of chickens and other food items in several Western States by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). Because numerous Federal, State, and local investigators were checking into the situation at the time, it was decided that GAO would monitor the Federal agencies' investigations and report the correctiv...
Department of Agriculture: Actions Needed To Enhance Paperwork Management and Reduce Burden
GGD-80-14: Published: Mar 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1980.
A study was undertaken which examines the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) paperwork management program and policies. To manage paperwork effectively, federal agencies need reliable information on the burden imposed on the public, the use made of the information requested, and the extent of duplicate reporting. To ascertain burden estimates, 87 USDA requirements were analyze...
A Better Way for the Department of Agriculture To Inspect Meat and Poultry Processing Plants
CED-78-11: Published: Dec 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1977.
The Federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Program provides for inspection of meat and poultry products moving in interstate and foreign commerce. Inspection is essential to protect the health and welfare of consumers and is carried out at slaughter and processing plants. The total federal meat and poultry inspection cost has increased rapidly in the last several years, from about $135 million in 197...