Gillibrand Calls For Expanded Meat Testing Procedures

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT) -- In the wake of a deadly E. coli outbreak in Europe, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand testing requirements for the detection of foodborne illnesses in meat sold in the U.S.

The proposed meat safety legislation, S. 1157, would require meat producers to target and test for currently unchecked high-risk pathogens and unregulated strains of E. coli found in the meat supply that have been proven to cause food-borne illness.

Current law only requires imported ground beef to be checked for...
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