WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The government's attempts to improve meat and poultry inspection were derided recently as an "inexcusable failure" by a House member who has his own plan for ensuring the safety of the nation's food supply. "We should be doing a far better job," Rep. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J., told the acting assistant secretary for marketing and inspection services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "The USDA uses the same tools in 1993 that it used in the days of Upton Sinclair -- ...

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