Why is poop allowed in your food?

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    Why is poop allowed in your food?
    Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    • While the U.S. Department of Agriculture states they have a “zero tolerance” policy when it comes to fecal matter in meat, this only applies to feces that can be seen by workers on inspection lines
    • These inspectors may view up to 175 chickens in a minute — far too many to catch every speck of poop that may be there
    • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) found 48% of 120 chicken products tested were contaminated with E. coli, commonly found in feces
    • PCRM filed a lawsuit against the USDA over the fecal contamination issue, but the agency is still refusing to take action
    • With foodborne diseases causing 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, it’s time the USDA stepped up to keep consumers safe, but so far they’re dodging responsibility instead
     
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    "Consumer Reports tested the prevalence of bacteria in different types of ground beef. They purchased 300 packages of beef from 103 stores (including grocery, big box and natural food stores) in 26 U.S. cities and analyzed them for the presence of five types of disease-causing bacteria.

    100% of the ground beef samples contained bacteria associated with fecal contamination (enterococcus and/or nontoxin-producing E. coli). In humans, these bacteria can cause blood or urinary tract infections"
     

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