Bill Aims To Beef Up USDA Recall Power

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Hoping to fill what many see as a gap in meat regulation, a new bill in Congress aims to give the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture the power to order that companies recall their tainted products, a step the industry is currently allowed to take voluntarily.

As attention to meat inspections continues to grow on Capitol Hill following a recall of 143 million pounds of meat, Rep. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the Unsafe Meat and Poultry Recall Act of 2008 last week. The legislation, similar to measures...
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