WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A panel of medical experts meeting in Washington recommended that beef-handling safety measures be stepped up "all along the food chain," from farms to supermarkets to consumers' kitchens. The group, a committee brought together by the American Gastroenterological Association Foundation, is trying to prevent the spread of the bacterium E. coli 0157:H7, which was linked to four deaths in the Pacific Northwest last year, and sickens at least 20,000 Americans each year, ...

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