Foodborne illnesses and deaths
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Foodborne illnesses and deaths hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundredth Congress, first session, June 4, 1987. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Written in English


  • Food adulteration and inspection -- United States.,
  • Meat inspection -- United States.,
  • Poultry -- United States -- Inspection.,
  • Food poisoning -- United States.

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SeriesS. hrg -- 100-396.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii., 110 p. :
Number of Pages110
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Open LibraryOL17671838M

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