Food safety program to run until December
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The largest program to screen the safety of the nation's produce will stay in place, at least for now.
The program tests thousands of produce samples for salmonella, e-coli and listeria. A series of proposed budget slashes by President Obama put the program at risk of being cut, but the U.S.D.A. said this week it will let it operate at least until the end of the year.
More than two dozen bacteria-laced samples have been found thanks to the program, prompting several recalls.
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