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USDA Response To Canadian E. Coli-Tainted Beef Criticized As 'Stunningly' Slow

Posted: September 26, 2012 |   Comments

Food & Water Watch, a Washington, DC-based advocacy group had some harsh words for the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service this week -- calling attention to their slow response time to amassive Canadian beef recall over E. coli, and the agency's lack of a formal nationwide recall "stunning."

The ground meat has been recalled nationwide in Canada. Since this tainted beef is known to have entered the American food supply chain, Food & Water Watch is wondering why the government agency hasn't yet issued an official recall in addition its Public Health Alert.

In their release, titled "Where's The Recall?" (published on September 21st), Food & Water Watch's Wenonah Hauter details the timeline of the situation.

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