WASHINGTON -- Consumers buying thousands of tons of meat this summer season for barbecues and cookouts were inundated with food-safety news, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service here reported more than 900,000 pounds of recalled ground beef and meat products over a single two-week span in July and August, all due to possible bacterial contamination. Federal officials attribute the increase in the call-backs to improved testing methods, though the timing ...

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