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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:18 AM
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USDA Finally Approves Holding Meat and Poultry until Test Results are Received
USDA Finally Approves Holding Meat and Poultry until Test Results are Received

Nearly 10 years since it first considered the idea, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finally decided to make processors hold onto meat being tested by federal regulators and not sell it until results demonstrate its safe to consume.

The USDAs Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) first thought of imposing this requirement in 2002, but held off out of concern for how it might impact small operators.

Currently, the government requests slaughterhouses to keep tested product off the market until they get negative test results. If the new rule goes into effect, companies will be mandated to wait.

The American Meat Institute asked the USDA in 2008 to establish such a test and hold rule.

http://www.allgov.com/Controversies/ViewNews/USDA_Final...
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:19 AM
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1. Good idea, guys!
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:31 AM
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2. Good, but I'm skeptical of their "concern"
given that the * administration was arguably against small farms. They disallowed farmer-initiated testing of cattle for prion diseases, and the idea was floating around to plant RFID chips in all production farm animals, which would have hurt small farms financially disproportionately.
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