WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The food industry expressed criticism of a Clinton administration plan to mandate microbial testing of meat and poultry on the grounds that it would not ensure food safety and that it mandates authority the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not need. Unveiled two weeks ago during a Capitol Hill press conference, the plan would do several things: mandate within two years that USDA issue regulations requiring the testing of meat and poultry products for pathogens, ...

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