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ID:

542

Date:

2009-12-02

Headline:

Why a recall of tainted beef didn't include school lunches

Reporter's name:

Blake Morrison, Peter Eisler and Anthony DeBarros

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA Today

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Hundreds of outbreaks of food-borne illnesses from pathogens such as E. coli sickened at least 23,000 schoolchildren from 1998-2007, according to data released by the United States Department of Agriculture. Furthermore, records show that the USDA failed to hold school-lunch ingredients such as beef to the standards for adult consumers, and that the USDA renewed contracts with a major beef producer despite repeated preventable problems.

Keywords:

salmonella, National School Lunch Program, Beef Packers Inc., Cargill, recall, beef, ground beef, Department of Agriculture, USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, AMS, pathogen, e. Coli

URL:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-12-01-beef-recall-lunches_N.htm


Agencies:

USDA

States:

CA
CO
IL
KS
MI

Categories:

agriculture
food safety


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