USDA URGED TO ALTER E. COLI PROGRAM

WASHINGTON -- A Nov. 24 recall of 359,000 pounds of ground beef -- involving four states and three retailers -- may have been unnecessary and should not have proceeded without irrefutable test evidence, stated a coalition of food groups in a letter to Dan Glickman, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.The organizations cited the incident in again calling on Glickman "to undertake an immediate

WASHINGTON -- A Nov. 24 recall of 359,000 pounds of ground beef -- involving four states and three retailers -- may have been unnecessary and should not have proceeded without irrefutable test evidence, stated a coalition of food groups in a letter to Dan Glickman, secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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