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Unformatted text preview: ay. The USDA later declared Bauer’s meat products “unfit for
human consumption,” ordering that roughly 6 million pounds be detained. Nearly a third of the meat had already been shipped to school
districts in North Carolina and Georgia, U.S. military bases, and prisons. Around the same time, a dozen children in Finley, Washington, were
sickened by E. coli 0157:H7. Eleven of them had eaten undercooked beef tacos at their school cafeteria; the twelfth, a two-year-old, was most
likely infected by one of the other children. The company that had supplied the USDA with the taco meat — Northern States Beef, a
subsidiary of ConAgra — had in the previous eighteen months been cited for 171 “critical” food safety violations at its facilities. A critical
violation is one likely to cause serious contamination and to harm consumers. Northern States Beef was also linked to a 1994 outbreak of E.
coli 0157:H7 in Nebraska that sickened eighteen people. Nevertheless, the USDA continued to do business with the ConAgra subsidiary,
buying about 20 mil...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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