NO E. COLI FOUND IN BEEF TESTS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture so far has found no contaminated meat from its random testing of ground beef from supermarkets.Since the controversial testing program began last October, samples have been taken from 991 stores to test for the presence of the potentially deadly E. coli 0157:H7, the bacteria that led to several deaths and hundreds of cases of illness in the Pacific

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture so far has found no contaminated meat from its random testing of ground beef from supermarkets.

Since the controversial testing program began last October, samples have been taken from 991 stores to test for the presence of the potentially deadly E. coli 0157:H7, the bacteria that led to several deaths and hundreds of cases of illness in the Pacific Northwest two years ago.

However, seven samples initially tested positive

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