On November 17, 1966, more than 70 educational television stations presented a one-hour special, the National Food Buyers Quiz. The program was produced by WETA-TV, Washington, D. C., with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Consumer and Marketing Service.
1. To insure the wholesomeness of federally inspected meat and poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors examine every animal and bird processed in federally inspected plants. True or false?
True. Federal meat and poultry inspectors examine every animal and bird during and after slaughter to insure that only wholesome meat is sold for human food. In addition, these inspectors from USDA’s Consumer and Marketing Service inspect everything connected with the plant’s sanitation and its processing equipment to make sure that nothing will hurt the wholesomeness of the meat or poultry.