USDA STARTS CAMPAIGN ON SAFE BURGERS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- With the United States entering hamburger season, the Agriculture Department has launched a campaign to teach parents of the need to be vigilant about cooking meat properly.Sending a message on 2 million postcards to be distributed at schools, USDA Secretary Mike Espy offers a reminder to parents on how to properly cook, handle and refrigerate meat.The notice is part of the agency's

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- With the United States entering hamburger season, the Agriculture Department has launched a campaign to teach parents of the need to be vigilant about cooking meat properly.

Sending a message on 2 million postcards to be distributed at schools, USDA Secretary Mike Espy offers a reminder to parents on how to properly cook, handle and refrigerate meat.

The notice is part of the agency's campaign to educate consumers about bacteria that can be present in under

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