USDA IS WEIGHING CHANGES IN ITS MEAT RECALL POLICIES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture here is mulling changes in its policies for recalling contaminated meat, while consumer groups and industry also call for change, but for different reasons.After the USDA's recent record 25 million-pound recall of suspect hamburger patties from Hudson Foods, Rogers, Ark., agency officials held a meeting to discuss their regulatory reach, to see

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture here is mulling changes in its policies for recalling contaminated meat, while consumer groups and industry also call for change, but for different reasons.

After the USDA's recent record 25 million-pound recall of suspect hamburger patties from Hudson Foods, Rogers, Ark., agency officials held a meeting to discuss their regulatory reach, to see if changes should be made.

During the all-day session late last month, consume

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