FSIS to determine dioxin levels in poultry
The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) will begin conducting its Dioxin 08 survey on 4
This baseline study, being conducted in conjunction
with the Agricultural Research Service, will aim to determine dioxin
levels in meat and poultry
products in the US.
Over a 12-18 month period, 500 fat samples will be
collected from steers, heifers, hogs and young chicken and turkey carcasses from
randomly selected, federally inspected establishments for testing to determine
if dioxin levels are still low across proteins and whether or not steps should
be taken to reduce dioxin
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