OREGON AGENCY TO STUDY FOOD-HANDLING PRACTICES

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The food-safety division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture here is about to launch a study of in-store delis to determine what is needed to ensure safe food-handling practices.The study has been spurred by illnesses and a death last year in Oregon associated with the E. coli bacteria in undercooked hamburgers at a fast-food chain. Spot checks later by the food-safety division

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The food-safety division of the Oregon Department of Agriculture here is about to launch a study of in-store delis to determine what is needed to ensure safe food-handling practices.

The study has been spurred by illnesses and a death last year in Oregon associated with the E. coli bacteria in undercooked hamburgers at a fast-food chain. Spot checks later by the food-safety division revealed that a significant number of retail store delis were holding food warm at un

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