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FSIS to determine dioxin levels in poultry

The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will begin conducting its Dioxin 08 survey on 4 September, 2007.

This baseline study, being conducted in conjunction with the Agricultural Research Service, will aim to determine dioxin levels in meat and poultry products in the US.
Over a 12-18 month period, 500 fat samples will be collected from steers, heifers, hogs and young chicken and turkey carcasses from randomly selected, federally inspected establishments for testing to determine if dioxin levels are still low across proteins and whether or not steps should be taken to reduce dioxin levels.
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