RETAILERS LAUD USDA MEAT INSPECTION PLAN

Retailers last week generally applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will overhaul meat and poultry inspection processes. They said that while the industry has already taken major strides to ensure safety, these new measures will be worthwhile if they build customer confidence. However, some expressed reservations about program costs and wondered if the testing would produce

Retailers last week generally applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will overhaul meat and poultry inspection processes. They said that while the industry has already taken major strides to ensure safety, these new measures will be worthwhile if they build customer confidence. However, some expressed reservations about program costs and wondered if the testing would produce useful results.

President Clinton announced the new standards earlier this month, m

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