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December 29, 2015

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announces standardized approach to residues without established public health tolerances

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today that it is standardizing the approach it will take in instances when sample results from livestock or poultry carcasses reveal chemicals for which neither the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have set tolerances or regulatory levels. Such instances are rare and previously have been addressed on a case by case basis.  The Agency’s new policy will better protect public health when they do occur.  Read More

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