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      Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
    IntroducedNovember 18th, 2009

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E. Coli Eradication Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to develop an effective sampling and testing program to test for E. coli O157:H7 in boneless beef manufacturing trimmings and other raw ground beef components, and for other purposes.


E. Coli Eradication Act of 2009 - Amends the the Federal Meat Inspection Act to require that slaughterhouses, processing establishments, and grinding facilities perform specified tests for the presence of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef. Subjects imported trim, bench trim, and ground beef to the same testing requirements as domestic trim, bench trim, and ground beef.

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