USDA Starts E. Coli Inspections partment of Agriculture inspectors last week began making unannounced visits to supermarkets to test ground beef for the presence of E. coli bacteria. Under the new program, any ground beef found to contain the bacteria will be considered adulterated. The USDA will then order the meat recalled or to be cooked at a high enough temperature to kill the bacteria. In addition, the USDA, through local health departments, will issue a press release to alert the ...
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