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USDA sets zero bacteria tolerance for meat.

USDA announced it would not tolerate any trace of certain illness-causing bacteria in beef purchased for the National School Lunch and federal programs. The move may have been spurred by the court case involving Supreme Beef Processors, Inc., which won a victory last month when a federal judge ruled that USDA tests to detect salmonella contamination were not a fair way to determine if a meat processing plant was clean. Supreme Beef is a major supplier of beef to the school lunch program.
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Comment:USDA sets zero bacteria tolerance for meat.
Publication:Food & Drink Weekly
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Date:Jul 3, 2000
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