USDA TO SUPPORT 'BAC DOWN'

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a public-awareness campaign by next week to educate consumers about the importance of keeping their refrigerators below 40 degrees, the agency said at the Food Marketing Institute show here this month.At a press conference marking the launch of the "Bac Down" campaign, Merle Pierson, acting USDA under secretary for food safety, said the agency

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will launch a public-awareness campaign by next week to educate consumers about the importance of keeping their refrigerators below 40 degrees, the agency said at the Food Marketing Institute show here this month.

At a press conference marking the launch of the "Bac Down" campaign, Merle Pierson, acting USDA under secretary for food safety, said the agency would issue a press release shortly before Memorial Day outlining the dangers of sto

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