To the Editor: Hysteria" [SN, Dec. 27, 1999], there is reference to the hiring of more FDA meat inspectors to permit annual meat production plant inspections "rather than the typical rate of once every three or four years." In fact, meat production plants are subject to continuous government inspection and supervision. In plants that slaughter, every animal is subject to continuous inspection before, during and after the kill. In plants that process, all processing operations (cutting, ...

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