SAFEWAY DEFENDS BEEF SOLD IN CALIFORNIA

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway defended its Canadian-sourced beef products, and disputed the notion that they may be unsafe after the chain was singled out by a California consumer group on a beef-labeling issue."The safety of our products is our top priority. We are appalled at the use of irresponsible scare tactics to advance political agendas," said Brian Dowling, Safeway's vice president of public

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway defended its Canadian-sourced beef products, and disputed the notion that they may be unsafe after the chain was singled out by a California consumer group on a beef-labeling issue.

"The safety of our products is our top priority. We are appalled at the use of irresponsible scare tactics to advance political agendas," said Brian Dowling, Safeway's vice president of public affairs, in a prepared statement. The company declined further comment.

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