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Hestia

(3,818 posts)
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 07:21 PM Jun 2022

When do we discuss the GQP in the room about FDA & USDA & Federal Inspectors?

Remember, a couple of years (pre-covid) when the Sec of Agriculture closed down the USDA Labs and Bldg in DC and drug the staff to Kansas City, MO (2/3's elected to quit and stay in DC rather than move to KC) and literally forced and dumped the staff in KC with no offices to report to, nothing set up, and abandoned them?

Now, with only 1/3 of inspectors available, is it any wonder that the baby formula and cereal producers now have absolutely filthy processing plants, awash with bacteria (different) from what the infants died from? How scary is that?

Once again, Cult45 has reared its ugly head and further damaged PJB and the federal gov't, blaming Dems for all of it, who sit there and take it. When do we start defending or offending against these lies and smears.

Oh yeah, we have the minions all clambering for the next "gotcha" moment from the GQP's in office, when all fingers point back to them, the GQP offenders. The minions all got a high from the non-stop bullshit from 2017-2021 and now they don't know how to come back down, like a drug (all included) addict searching for their next high. (It's why we are constantly bombarded with the January 6th coup attempt. It.Just.Won't.Stop!)

The "MSM" is so useless now - instead of doing actual research (even Rachel has quit doing it) into current issues and what got us here, all they can do, breathlessly, in HD makeup, pronounce the price of gasoline in their area, "interviewing" a whiner with the largest SVU manufactured about how much it takes to fill up their monstrosity. Boo fucking hoo, I have no sympathy. All I see is someone who should look into the camera, say Baba Booey and move along, searching for a good financial planner. There really is nothing to see here.

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When do we discuss the GQP in the room about FDA & USDA & Federal Inspectors? (Original Post) Hestia Jun 2022 OP
FDA Inspectors Seldom Do Site Inspection ProfessorGAC Jun 2022 #1

ProfessorGAC

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1. FDA Inspectors Seldom Do Site Inspection
Fri Jun 10, 2022, 07:47 PM
Jun 2022

There just aren't enough of them & i don't think there ever were.
I've seen them in sites for review of new applications & know they go inspect places that are already on trouble.
But, they generally don't have the time to just pop into an Abbott plant in Michigan if everything is going fine.
Mostly, they rely on companies to self-monitor compliance as a means to keep their"license" to operate.
OSHA has a specific program called VPP which a site earns with one pre-audit.
I think the FDA has a similar program.
Abbott's problems were poor corporate oversight of lazy site management.
They likely saved but a pittance by letting that plant fall into disarray.
I'll assure you the FDA inspectors were there AFTER the recall, but that would have been the same in the 80s & 90s.
The rest of your post, I'm fully on board.

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