INDUSTRY GROUPS HIT USDA E. COLI INSPECTION PROGRAM

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new meat testing program hasn't yet turned up E. coli, but it is drawing increasing fire from the industry.Agriculture Department inspectors found no evidence of E. coli in ground beef samples taken from supermarkets during the agency's first two weeks of testing in stores.Meanwhile, officials of the National Grocers Association said they might

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new meat testing program hasn't yet turned up E. coli, but it is drawing increasing fire from the industry.

Agriculture Department inspectors found no evidence of E. coli in ground beef samples taken from supermarkets during the agency's first two weeks of testing in stores.

Meanwhile, officials of the National Grocers Association said they might be considering legal action over the testing that would be similar to an ea

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