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USDA says BPI beef continually tested

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) -

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.

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