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US Government Takes New Steps To Protect Americans From E. Coli
2012-05-03 04:35:04

Just in time for barbecue season, the US government has announced plans to expedite the process for finding the dangerous E. Coli virus in ground beef. They hope these new measures will allow them to quickly find the source of future outbreaks and issue meat recalls much faster than their current methods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced their new plans on Wednesday, saying they will be able to start tracing any tainted meat as soon as tests come up positive....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'