USDA SEEKS REMEDIES TO MEAT SAFETY

WASHINGTON -- Stung by criticism regarding its notification policy in the wake of the massive ConAgra ground beef recall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked consumer groups and the meat industry to weigh in with suggestions for tightening the agency's oversight of food safety.The suggestions were solicited during the second of new, monthly outreach meetings the USDA holds with various groups,

WASHINGTON -- Stung by criticism regarding its notification policy in the wake of the massive ConAgra ground beef recall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture asked consumer groups and the meat industry to weigh in with suggestions for tightening the agency's oversight of food safety.

The suggestions were solicited during the second of new, monthly outreach meetings the USDA holds with various groups, according to Steve Cohen, spokesman for the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

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