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E. coli Loophole

According to some inspectors of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is acceptable for meat companies to cook and sell meat on which E. coli, a bacterium that can sicken and even kill humans, is found during processing. They call it the "E. coli loophole", and it affects millions of pounds of beef each year that tests positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7.

The USDA allows this E. coli-positive meat in a "cook only" special category, since they say the heat destroys the bacteria and makes it safe to eat. However, some USDA inspectors cite this reason for the many incidents of meat recall due to E-coli contamination.

To read the full article please visit E. coli loophole cited in recalls

We should take care of our bodies for they are temples of the Holy Spirit. The USDA is putting people at risk when allowing such practices as the one above, while supporting an industry that causes unimaginable pain and suffering to God's animals and contaminates the environment.

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