USDA says BPI beef continually tested - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

USDA says BPI beef continually tested


A new way for the nation to look at lean, finely textured beef. A table filled with Governors, Lieutenant Governors, and food safety experts laid out what they say are the facts about the product made by BPI, yesterday.

Among that panel, Dr. Elisabeth Hagen. She's the USDA Undersecretary in charge of food safety. Dr. Hagen says, like any other product, L-F-T-B undergoes rigorous testing by the government agency, and has done so for years. "It's been tested over 7,000 times in the last 3 years and has never once had a positive test," said USDA Undersecretary Dr. Elisabeth Hagen.

And to prove it's safe to consume, the Governors of Iowa, Kansas and Texas, and Lieutenant Governors of South Dakota and Nebraska all enjoyed hamburgers made with L-F-T-B.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KTIV Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at