Beefs About Poultry Inspections

The USDA wants to change how it inspects poultry, focusing on microbial testing. Critics say the move could pose serious public health risks

Public interest in food inspection spikes whenever illness or death highlights the danger of bacterial contamination. In 2007, major recalls affected ground beef, frozen chicken, and turkey potpies. E. coli and salmonella were identified as culprits. Now, a new flap over inspection protocols is bubbling in Washington.

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