AMI Submits Comments on ANPR Regarding Wood Packaging Materials; Urges Collection of Basic InformationTuesday, October 27, 2009
(American Meat Institute)
AMI submitted comments in response to advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) regarding wood packaging material used in domestic commerce (Docket No. APHIS-2009-0026/RIN 0579-AD01). AMI is urging the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to collect basic information on the transfer of domestic pests through wood packing materials (WPM) prior to developing mitigation strategies.
“Although we appreciate the efforts of
APHIS to protect
AMI noted that treating WPM with heat, methyl bromide, or using pooling would result in a significant increase in the cost of using WPM in the meat and poultry industry.
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