Lawmakers Ask For Investigation Into Meat Safety

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of lawmakers has called into question the safety of meat used in school lunch programs across the United States after a main beef supplier for schools was accused of mistreating sick animals.

Democratic Reps. George Miller of California, Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Carolyn McCarthy of New York, as well as Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, urged the U.S. Government Accountability Office in a letter sent Thursday to open an investigation into the matter.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has halted operations at Westland/Hallmark...
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