U.S. Wants All Meat Held Until Tests Prove Safety

The Obama administration today said it plans to order all U.S. beef, pork and poultry producers to keep their products off store shelves until government tests for pathogens prove the food is safe. Until now, producers have been free to ship raw cuts of potentially contaminated meat and chicken to market before tests yield their results. The result has been inadvertent and preventable outbreaks of disease and costly recalls. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said, "Most establishments...Full Story
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