Chicken often contains fecal bacteria, lawsuit against USDA claims

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(The News-Star) — (4/18/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, a nonprofit advocacy group has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, alleging the agency has not appropriately responded to their concerns about fecal contamination in the production of chicken and other meats.

The lawsuit was filed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The group says it has 12,000 members who are doctors; it advocates for “plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research.”

The group has previously petitioned the USDA to change how it regulates fecal contamination in meat and poultry production, the lawsuit says.

Read more at The News-Star.

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