USDA standards for beef and chicken served to school children through the National School Lunch Program in the past three years are below those used by many fast food chains, according to a USA Today article. For example, the article claims that commercial foodservice buyers like McDonald’s, Burger King and Costco test the ground beef they purchase five to 10 times more often than the USDA typically tests beef intended for school lunch programs, and bacteria limits set by Jack in the Box ...

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