I had the most fascinating experience the other day! I wanted to learn more about how thoroughly meat is inspected so I took some time to interact with a food safety inspector and ask questions. We were taking some livestock in for our customers and much to my surprise, I got to watch them butcher and inspect the cattle! Boy is it in-depth and interesting.
First off, the inspector wears the cleanest, whitest pants you could imagine. A clean, white hard had and hair net. From a first impression standpoint, it shows a level of cleanliness and pride. (He obviously wears an apron during the inspection part.) All the equipment is inspected and knives and such are repeatedly sanitized throughout the process.