Economic Research Report No. (ERR-180) 37 pp

December 2014

The Food Safety Performance of Ground Beef Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program

The food safety of meals served in the Nation's schools is a great concern for many Americans, particularly those with children in school, and ground beef is a major school food item. This report examines the food safety performance of suppliers of ground beef to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

Keywords: food safety, ground beef, Salmonella, National School Lunch Program, regulation, probit analyses

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