US: Our Beef Is World's Safest
AP Via CNN/Money:
The nation's meat supply is "the safest in the world," a U.S. agriculture official said Monday, seeking to reassure consumers following the recall of 21.7 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E.coli bacteria.
Dr. Richard Raymond, the Agriculture Department's undersecretary of food safety, said that while an investigation found inadequate E.coli safety measures at the Topps Meat plant in New Jersey, where the beef was processed, the government was on top of the problem.
"I think the American meat supply is the safest in the world," Raymond said in an interview on CBS's "The Early Show." "A recall like this does show that we are on the job, we are doing our inspections, our investigation, and we respond when we find problems to make sure that supply is safe."