Congress ordered a fix to a gaping hole in food safety years ago. But the administration postponed a remedy that could prevent deadly outbreaks.
When the city of Flint, Michigan, began pumping water from the Flint River, it was the cheapest option at the time. But there were problems right off the bat, and complaints from residents rolled in.
Mechanically tenderized beef has been put through a machine that breaks up the muscle fiber and tough connective tissue with blades or needles. But if there are human pathogens, such as E. coli, on the surface of the meat, the process can push them deep inside the cut, putting you at risk of foodborne illness.