USDA: More states place orders for lean finely textured beef

09/9/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

More states are ordering lean finely textured beef from the U.S. Agriculture Department, according to data showing that as of Sept. 3, seven states had ordered 2 million pounds of the controversial beef product -- up from three states one year ago. Diane Pratt-Heavner, a director at the School Nutrition Association, said the product is safe, and the association supports the USDA's decision to offer a choice on whether to order it.

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