USDA Announces New Ground Beef Standards for Schools

The USDA had completed tough new food safety standards for ground beef purchased by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for federal food and nutrition assistance programs, including school lunches.

"The health of our school children is a top priority at USDA, and today we are moving ahead quickly with plans announced earlier this year to ensure that food provided to nutrition programs is as safe and nutritious as possible," says USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. "The new standards anno

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