Thursday, March 28, 2013

From Food and Safety News 3/15/2013

A lot going on as we all know. Thought this information should be posted for review and reference:

5 Applicants Want to Be USDA’s First Horse Slaughter Client

UPDATE:  Since originally published this morning, 
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) 
public affairs staff have provided Food Safety New
with copies of the applications for equine inspection services.  
The FSIS officials did so in part to illustrate that most of the applications 
are not complete in the sense that items are missing 
or not filled out correctly, meaning, an  official says, 
they “are not even close to having a walk through with FSIS.”  
From those applications, some additional information 
has been added to this story.
One thing is certain. The future of horse slaughter
in the U.S. is being fought out mostly in small towns.

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