Bill Marler: Where were the USDA and FDA Inspectors?

Food safety attorney Bill Marler supplied one of CNN’s three featured quotes for today:

The history of ignoring the law makes the sickening of 1,300 and the forced recall of 550 million eggs shockingly understandable. You have to wonder where the USDA and FDA inspectors were.

Being that sort of federal government employee is a lot like working for the U.S. Postal Service, but without being accountable for delivering anything. Link.