Cabinet Members Tour Meat Plant

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Friday, September 14 2007 Sep 14, 2007 Friday, September 14, 2007 5:15:02 AM CDT September 14, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two U.S. Cabinet officials toured a Kansas City meat plant to learn ways to improve the safety of imported products. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns spent a couple of hours yesterday at Boyle's Corned Beef Company. The company processes about 12 million to 14 million pounds of specialty meats each year. About 10 percent of the meat comes from overseas. Plant officials say numerous inspectors make sure the imported beef and pork are safe, and they focus on areas most likely to hurt the quality or safety of their products. Leavitt and Johanns plan to give President Bush a list of ways to strengthen import protections in November.

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