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U.S. will likely never achieve bacteria-free packing environment

Jul 18, 2008
U.S. will likely never achieve bacteria-free packing environment The U.S. agriculture secretary recently expressed confidence in the nation’s food safety system, but said the meat processing industry will always face challenges because the bacteria that animals carry evolves. "I don’t think we’ll ever see a totally bacteria-free environment in the United States," Ed Schafer said during a recent visit of several Nebraska meat processing plants. His tour didn&rsqu...

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