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ConAgra Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Democratic lawmakers in Washington are calling for an investigation of ConAgra Beef.

The company's Greeley, Colorado plant was linked to 42 illnesses
last summer, prompting the recall of 19 (m) million pounds of
ground beef after inspectors found harmful E. coli bacteria in some
hamburger meat.

ConAgra sold the plant to meatpacker Swift and Company in
September.

Lawmakers have been critical of the way the U-S Department of
Agriculture handles recalls and wrote to Agriculture Secretary Ann
Veneman to ask for the investigation.

Veneman's office declined to comment, saying officials were
still reviewing the letter.


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