Douglas L. Archer

In late 2001, A United States appeals court ruled that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service could not shut down plants under its jurisdiction for failing to meet the "Salmonella performance standard."FSIS has indicated that it won't pursue further legal action, but will now consider unsatisfactory Salmonella results a red flag of sorts and will place an offending plant under increased regulatory scrutiny.

Consumer groups were outraged by the court ruling, as it was …

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