Modern Meat


Modern Meat

This is a companion site to PBS’ Frontline of the same title, which looks at how the meat industry has changed and how it affects consumers.

Frontline examines a lawsuit filed by a Texas meat-grinding company, Supreme Beef, against the U.S. Department of Agriculture. When the USDA effectively shut down the company after it failed bacterial contamination tests three times — once after nearly 50 percent of its meat was found to be contaminated with salmonella — the company sued. Supported in its lawsuit by the National Meat Association, Supreme Beef charged that the government didn’t have the right to shut down its operations simply because it failed to meet the USDA salmonella standards. Last month, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the company. (More here)

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