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Briefing Date:12/03/2010
Topic:An Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee on An Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements
of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program

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Congressional Briefing
Friday, December 3, 2010
328A Russell Senate Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.

on

An Evaluation of the Food Safety Requirements
of the Federal Purchase Ground Beef Program

This new report, from the National Academies, assesses the food safety measures required of suppliers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) ground beef purchase program and recommends how AMS could perform future periodic evaluations of the program. AMS purchases and distributes food for the federal food and nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 9, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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