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Consumer Reports letter to USDA on drug residues in meat and poultry

Consumer Reports writes about its serious concerns with how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is carrying out its responsibility to ensure that unapproved drugs do not get into the meat and poultry Americans eat every day. A recent Consumer Reports review of USDA testing data from 2015-16, obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by another organization, found residues of unapproved drugs in numerous samples of meat and poultry, on which the USDA has taken no action.

For the full letter click here.