NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 06, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Steve Delaney) Criticism of Agriculture Department's meat inspection program in California examined; details given, scenes shown. State's incrd. salmonella food poisoning cases last year and suspected link to infected meat discussed. [Agriculture Department food safety spokesperson Dr. Don. HOUSTON - denies finding indications of infected meat.] [Inspector Ed DELGADO - contradicts Houston; describes his findings.] Findings of department's inspector general's office's investigation outlined on screen, discussed; discovery that Agriculture Department had destroyed evidence to protect self described. [[Agriculture inspector Vernie GEE - accuses department of coverup.] [Govt. accountability project attorney Tom DEVINE - agrees.] [HOUSTON - claims improvement in California situation.] [Agriculture Department veterinarian Dr. K.P. REDDY - disagrees.] [GEE - predicts disaster.]
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