Progress aside, beef biz still faces threats

US - A $6 billion economic behemoth, the Kansas beef industry flourishes as part of what boosters call the safest and most efficient food supply in the world.
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But despite recent progress in making the beef production chain even safer, one of the state's key economic livelihoods continues to face potential threats, most notably fears of bioterrorism.

In a series of stories over the past five days, Harris Group newspapers have examined issues and potential problems surrounding beef safety from field to fork.

Before it can feed millions around the nation and world, cattle and then beef travel a journey of at least five different stages.

Source: The Hutchinson News

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