Meat Recall Sparks Debate Over State Inspections

Law360, New York (October 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The massive recall of more than 21 million pounds of tainted ground beef has sparked a renewed debate over a provision that would give states the power to inspect meat that is sold across state borders.

The U.S. House of Representatives has included the provision in the Farm Bill of 2007. It would allow state inspectors, who follow strict regulations set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to approve meat that can be sold in interstate commerce.

While opponents see this as a lowering of standards...
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