Summer is grilling season, and that's when retailers and the meat industry step up efforts to educate consumers about food safety -- particularly ground beef. A number of initiatives have emerged in the ongoing battle to protect the meat supply from pathogens like Listeria moncytogenes and E. coli 0157:H7. They include case-ready product, which eliminates in-store grinding and therefore closes an additional opportunity for product contamination, as well as irradiation, an electron-beam ...

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