USDA Amplifies Testing, Guidance For Livestock Slaughters

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week issued a compliance guide for preventing preslaughter livestock chemical residues from contaminating meat, poultry and egg products, and said it would increase testing on animals from producers under U.S. Food and Drug Administration injunctions.

In a notice scheduled to be published in Wednesday's Federal Register, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said it was providing a new compliance guide for slaughterhouses in response to a 2010 internal USDA report that blamed livestock purchases from repeat FDA violators for...
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