USA: US food - making sure it's really ready-to-eat - COMMENT
The US Department of Agriculture has resubmitted a proposed food safety regulation. The regulation would require meat and poultry establishments to conduct food contact surface testing. It has met with some resistance from food processing industry body NFPA, as the tests would increase producers' costs. In any case, it isn't clear that the regulation would actually have much effect on consumer confidence in food safety.
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