Volume 85 Issue 35 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 27, 2007

Dioxin survey on Meat and poultry

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Economy, Safety

The Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) of USDA will begin a survey next month to determine the levels of dioxins and dioxinlike compounds in U.S. meat and poultry products. According to the FSIS announcement, more than 500 fat samples from steers and heifers, hogs, young chickens, and young turkeys will be collected at meat-processing establishments. The samples will be shipped to the Agricultural Research Service lab in Fargo, N.D., for analysis. The survey . . .

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