Yesterday, Montana Senator Jon Tester introduced a bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to require the USDA to conduct traceback investigations whenever a pathogen (called an "adulterant" under the FMIA) is found in meat distributed, or intended for distribtuion, in interstate commerce.

(Incidentally, in case anybody ever wondered about the significance of "interstate

The Billings Gazette reported today that Montana senator Jon Tester plans to introduce a bill in Congress to Modify the Federal Meat Inspection Act.  Interestingly, Senator Tester is not new to the beef slaughtering business.  He operated a small-scale slaughtering establishment on his family farm–he took over his father’s business–until he began his first senate