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Food Contamination / Hamburger Recall / Glickman #175019

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Martin) The stunning announcement that Hudson Foods will recall 25 million pounds of beef that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria featured. [Agriculture Secretary Dan GLICKMAN - announces the recall.] [Agriculture Department Thomas BILLY - explains the reason for the size of the recall.] The USDA's efforts to trace the contamination back to Hudson suppliers noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) How the food recall system works outlined; details given of the limits on USDA inspections. [Government Accountability Project Felicia NESTOR - notes that the USDA must beg for compliance.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Congress noted not willing to give the USDA the power to recall food. [GLICKMAN - cites the limits under which the agency works because of the lack of legislative authority.]

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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