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Deregulated pork inspection is on the way from USDA - The Washington Post
The shift in language is central to the USDA’s efforts to make the most dramatic changes to federal meat-inspection policy since Congress passed a 1906 landmark law that seized control of food safety from plant owners and made it the province of federal inspectors.

The proposed new inspection system transfers some responsibilities that traditionally have been handled by USDA inspectors to employees of pork plants.
regulation  food 
2 days ago by brycecovert
Broker Sales Practices to Face Limits - WSJ
Consumer groups have asked the SEC to drop the concept of “best interest” and instead require a fiduciary duty, which is a standard that applies to investment advisers who are paid to manage accounts on a permanent basis.
fiduciaryduty  regulation  wallstreet 
2 days ago by brycecovert
Hospital 'abused' vulnerable adults in Durham - BBC News
The 17-bed hospital is one of scores of such units in England that provide care for just below 2,300 adults with learning disabilities and autism. [...] Dr Paul Lelliott, deputy chief inspector of hospitals at the CQC, told Panorama: "On this occasion it is quite clear that we did not pick up the abuse that was happening at Whorlton Hall.

"All I can do is apologise deeply to the people concerned."

The Department for Health and Social Care said it treated allegations of abuse with the "utmost seriousness", but could not comment any further because of the police investigation.

Many are detained under the Mental Health Act.

[...]

The Panorama findings come eight years after abuse was uncovered at another hospital for people with learning disabilities, Winterbourne View, near Bristol.

After that programme, the then prime minister, David Cameron, promised the mistreatment of patients would never happen again.
NHS  Austerity  Privatisation  CQC  oversight  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  mental  health  CAMHS  Disabled  Autism  disability  learning  culture  dignity  humanity 
3 days ago by asterisk2a
When Workers Control the Code
hopefully the next evolution for that gig/sorta-contractor area
business  regulation  money  society  inequality  economics  culture 
9 days ago by teffalump

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