Wal-Mart Sets Strict New Beef Standards

Wal-Mart Stores here has told its beef suppliers that it expects them to find ways to achieve a 100,000-fold reduction of enteric pathogens found on beef in their slaughterhouses by June 2012, and a 100-fold reduction of pathogens in their processing plants, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Specifically, Wal-Mart will require its beef slaughter suppliers to implement

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here has told its beef suppliers that it expects them to find ways to achieve a 100,000-fold reduction of enteric pathogens found on beef in their slaughterhouses by June 2012, and a 100-fold reduction of pathogens in their processing plants, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

“Specifically, Wal-Mart will require its beef slaughter suppliers to implement an approved intervention or a combination of interventions between pos

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