Revising the U.S. Federal Ground Beef Purchase Program Based on Recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

Carl M. Schroeder, Craig A. Morris

Biblographic citation: Food Protection Trends, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 67-73, Jan 2017

Volume 37, Issue 1: Pages 67–73

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In 2012, the National Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) reviewed the purchase specifications used by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to procure ground beef for federal nutrition assistance programs. Over the past three years, AMS has implemented the NACMCF recommendations. This report summarizes the recommendations made by NACMCF, their implementation, and the resultant benefits.

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