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The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service acknowledges the hard work from inspectors in the field in Farmerville, Louisiana

Samuel Wall and Russ Mann are Consumer Safety Inspectors (CSI) assigned to the night shift at a poultry plant in Farmerville, LA.  They, and thousands of FSIS inspectors in plants across the country, play a vital role in making sure that the food reaching your dinner table is safe.  In Sam and Russ’ case, the two could be content just doing their work and going home.  But the two see their job as so much more. In addition to the normal jobs they perform, they also have made their mission to train newly hired CSIs assigned to the shift. 

There are six CSIs assigned to the night shift and Sam and Russ, who have 30 years of experience between them, give the CSIs more than books could – hands-on expert training. Training manuals, films, and explanations are great, but being there and getting good hands-on experience is the best way to learn.  Their colleagues appreciate Sam and Russ for going above and beyond what the job requires.  This training not only helped their fellow colleagues, but also demonstrates their commitment to food safety.  It is their dedication that is appreciated everyday and continues our mission of preventing unsafe food from reaching the food supply.

Pictures above from left to right: Sam, Kaye Binns one of the CSI-7 inspectors they mentor, and Russ. Photo taken by Alicia Hickman, SCSI

Pictures above from left to right: Sam, Kaye Binns one of the CSI-7 inspectors they mentor, and Russ. Photo taken by Alicia Hickman, SCSI

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