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A new columnist for the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, Dr. Michael Fisher is a retired veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Dr. Michael Fisher / Courtesy FTCLDF

He has, according to FTCLDF’s website (, “decades of experience enforcing FSIS regulations during the slaughter and processing of animals for which the USDA provides inspection services. … His goal is for small, USDA-inspected meat processors to succeed and to understand how to best maintain compliance and reduce regulatory issues.”

Fortunately, consumers, too, will appreciate Dr. Fisher’s definitions of words and terms such as “adulterated,” “capable of use as human food” and “’inedible’ as applied to meat food product.”

To read his complete column, titled “‘Adulterated’: The Most Significant Term in Food Law,” click on this link:

Adulterated: The Most Significant Term in Food Law