WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service here has rebutted published reports concerning shoddy inspection standards within their new Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point-based Inspection Models project -- HIMP -- and, in defending the new system, called the claims "a campaign of misinformation." Thomas Billy, FSIS administrator, held a press briefing to assure the public and the media that FSIS inspectors were not allowing animal carcasses with ...

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