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Published September 03, 2010, 12:00 AM

Ground beef recall


Elisabeth Hagen, the new undersecretary of food safety speaks to Food Safety Inspection Service employees at the 2010 FSIS Diversity Training Conference in Arlington, Va. The first outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulations to protect the nation's meat supply. Hagen, has signaled interest in expanding federal oversight of meat beyond the most prevalent strain of E. coli. Meat plants already must test for that strain. Cargill recalled about 8,500 pounds of ground beef on Saturday Aug. 28, 2010 and regulators warned consumers to throw out frozen meat purchased at BJ's Wholesale Clubs in eight eastern states. (AP Photo/USDA, Bob Nichols)
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