USDA helps test for pesticide residue in beef

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12/09/2008-The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) will be cooperating with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as AMS conducts testing of high consumption meat and poultry products for pesticide residues through its Pesticide Data Program (PDP). This survey of pesticide residue levels in beef will begin on or about Dec. 15, and should end by Sept. 30, 2009. It will consist of 600 muscle and adipose (fat) tissue samples from beef cows, diary cows, steers, and heifers. The data collected by this survey will be used by the Environmental Protection Agency to make informed decisions on dietary exposures to pesticide residues resulting from consumption of beef products.

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