USDA PLANS RANDOM TESTS OF GROUND BEEF FOR E. COLI

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A new plan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for random testing of ground beef to determine the presence of the potentially fatal bacteria E. coli 0157:H7.If contamination were found, the government would order the meat to be destroyed or cooked to an adequate temperature to kill the bacteria.Michael Taylor, the newly appointed administrator of the agriculture department's

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A new plan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls for random testing of ground beef to determine the presence of the potentially fatal bacteria E. coli 0157:H7.

If contamination were found, the government would order the meat to be destroyed or cooked to an adequate temperature to kill the bacteria.

Michael Taylor, the newly appointed administrator of the agriculture department's Food Safety Inspection Service, unveiled this latest addition to its en

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