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Performance Audit of the Meat Inspection Program Administered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services , Report No. 12231, January 1994

  • During 1992, DACS cited one or more sanitation violations on 86% of its inspections of meat processing facilities. DACS's enforcement efforts were limited to actions taken by on-site inspectors and did not appear to have deterred violations. DACS lacks an automated system to track inspection and compliance activity. As a result, DACS management cannot readily identify the compliance history of individual plants, identify violation trends, or evaluate the effectiveness of its inspection efforts.
  • Shifting the meat inspection program to the federal government could save the state approximately $2 million annually in general revenue.

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