RANDOM GROUND BEEF TESTING IN STORES TO CONTINUE: USDA

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The controversial program of random testing of ground beef at supermarkets for the presence of E. coli bacteria will continue to be part of the government's blueprint for food safety.So said Michael Taylor, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.Taylor confirmed at a press briefing here that the retail meat sampling program, implemented

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The controversial program of random testing of ground beef at supermarkets for the presence of E. coli bacteria will continue to be part of the government's blueprint for food safety.

So said Michael Taylor, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Taylor confirmed at a press briefing here that the retail meat sampling program, implemented last year against protests from industry, won't be touched as part of

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