The Insider Critique of Private Food Audits written by Mark Jarvis, CEO at Steritech and the Audit Critique by Martin Bucknavage. Mr. Bucknavage is a member of the Department of Food Science at Pennsylvania State University. Link Update, July 25, 2014: Unfortunately, the "usefulness of private audits" link to these critiques provided on page 2 of the the New York Times article appears to have become broken. You may go to the main New York Times article here: Food Problems Elude Private Inspectors -
Any connections to Food Safety Modernization Initiatives?