Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 10th, 2000
Under current rules, packers can throw out the part of an animal that is tested for drug residue - typically the liver or kidney - and sell the rest. The new policy, which could be made final as early as September 2000, would require that the entire carcass be destroyed.
"The violation rates are very, very low," said Karen Hulebak, chief scientist for the Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service. "We're talking about a small number of animals in...
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