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Aug 25, 2004

Aug 25, 2004

Colorado E coli cases prompt beef recall

(CIDRAP News) – Four cases of infection with Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Colorado have led an Illinois company to recall about 406,000 pounds of ground beef and beef steaks, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Aug 11, 2004

Aug 11, 2004

Funding for animal ID and tracking announced by USDA

(CIDRAP News) – Twenty-nine states and tribal projects will receive $11.64 million in federal grants to develop livestock identification and tracking systems, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has announced.

Aug 10, 2004

Aug 10, 2004

USDA finding Salmonella less often in meat

(CIDRAP News) – The general trend for Salmonella in meat and poultry samples tested by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to head downward, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Aug 5.

Aug 09, 2004

Aug 09, 2004

USDA raises bar for reporting inconclusive BSE tests

(CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said last week it would no longer announce an inconclusive result in testing cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after just one test, as it did twice in June.

Aug 05, 2004

Aug 05, 2004

Five E coli cases linked with recalled Nebraska beef

(CIDRAP News) – Five cases of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 infection in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been linked with beef that was recalled by a Nebraska packing plant this week, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Aug 03, 2004

Aug 03, 2004

Canadian beef mislabeling leads to US recall

(CIDRAP News) – A Pennsylvania firm has voluntarily recalled about 170,000 pounds of ground beef patties made partly from Canadian beef that was mislabeled and ineligible for import to the United States, the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced recently.

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