In revising a plan that had been criticized by consumer groups and others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed a program to establish a voluntary, national marketing agreement to set safety standards and
The U.S. government’s “right hand” was grading and okaying egg shipments while its “left hand” was testing for and finding Salmonella contamination. And the right hand had no idea what the left hand was
The science isn’t there to back up more stringent testing of meat purchased through the federal government’s ground beef purchase program–which provides beef to the National School Lunch Program–according to a report released by the
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is getting help from an unlikely source—the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.