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FSIS Posts Fiscal Year 2013 Dioxin Report

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted its fiscal year 2013 report on dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in the U.S. domestic meat and poultry supply. The report provides the latest version of the Dioxin Survey, which outlines efforts to detect and identify possible sources of dioxin in the food supply. The report reveals a decrease in Toxic Equivalent (TEQ) values for slaughter classes in the last five years. From 2008 to 2013, the median TEQs had decreased by approximately 9.5 percent for beef, 31 percent for pork, 33 percent for chicken and 35 percent for turkeys. FSIS intends to use the results to inform future rulemaking and assess the economic impact of specific regulations.

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