“Fast-food standards for meat top those for school lunches”

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the meat it buys for the National School Lunch Program “meets or exceeds standards in commercial products.”

“That isn’t always the case. McDonald’s, Burger King and Costco, for instance, are far more rigorous in checking for bacteria and dangerous pathogens. They test the ground beef they buy five to 10 times more often than the USDA tests beef made for schools during a typical production day”.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-12-08-school-lunch-standards_N.htm

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