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In yet more fallout from the Topps Meat contamination case, CNN reports that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has decided to increase testing of meat imported from Canada for salmonella, listeria and E. coli, holding up such imports until they get a clean bill of health from inspectors.

The decision is related to concerns that Canadian beef may have been responsible for contamination that resulted in 40 people getting sick. A Canadian firm, Rancher’s Beef, supplied Topps with some product used to make the frozen hamburger patties that eventually were found to be contaminated. Topps had to recall 21 million pounds of beef and eventually went out of business. CNN notes that Rancher’s Beef also has ceased operations, at least for the moment.

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