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Registered: ‎05-14-2010

Re: Explain this one on hamburger

You have false information.  The facts are most big plants now days are processing only plants and have patrol inspection where the inspector also covers half a dozen other plants.  Most little plants that still slaughter have full time inspection.  So, you are about 180 degrees from correct.  USDA is intentionally sheilding the big boys from inspection but that is just my opinion.  And every small town locker is not necessarily part of USDA inspection.  Most are state inspected.  And most USDA locker plants are custom exempt which means they can not sell any of the meat (labelled Not for Sale for the owner of the animal) and they get an inspection once or twice a year to address their facility and basic sanitation.