From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

To the Editor: Re “ More Perils of Ground Meat ” (editorial, Jan. Jeremy Russell Director of Communications and Government Relations National Meat Association Oakland, Calif., 10): Instead of encouraging efforts to improve food safety, you demonize a company that had the courage to invest in innovative technology proved to be effective in reducing dangerous pathogens. The American food safety system is the highest standard in the world, and our ground beef is the safest.