FDA's new Food Code cites leafy greens, ground beef

ALEXANDRIA Va. Cut leafy greens, the source of several foodborne illness outbreaks during the past decade, must now be handled in accordance with time-and-temperature guidelines, according to the latest version of the Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Also new to the 2009 version of the Food Code: Serving hamburgers and other ground meats in an undercooked form upon a consumer’s request is no longer an option for items offered on a children’s menu.

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