WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Research Subcommittee plans to introduce a bill this month that would make the Food Safety and Inspection Service an independent agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the authority to identify and contain sources of contaminated meat. "We simply cannot tolerate an inspection system that doesn't go the extra mile to guarantee consumers that the food they purchase is, beyond a reasonable doubt, safe," Sen. Thomas ...

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