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Resource ID: #28873
Subject: Food
Source: Brett Bachman and Samantha Stokes
Affiliation: Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
Date: September 18, 2019



Short staffing and mismanagement in the USDA's meat inspection arm — the Food Safety and Inspection Service — is leading to situations in which slaughterhouses and meat processing plants are not receiving the proper oversight to protect consumers from foodborne illness. Over the last decade or so, as the staffing problems at FSIS have grown, the United States has seen an over 80 percent increase in meat-related recalls.

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