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United States to Ban Raw Meat Sales, Following Joint Agency Decision

Raw Meat

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  • What started as a ban on raw milk to protect consumer health quickly escalated when the federal health authorities realized just how deadly and tainted American meat is
  • The food and food-contaminant combination that causes the most harm to human health is campylobacter in poultry, which sickens more than 600,000 people and costs the US an estimated $1.3 billion a year
  • The FDA and USDA will be joining forces to assure “undisputable safety” of all meats sold to Americans by banning raw meat sales
  • As an extra measure, all animals will be tagged with transmitters to ensure no direct farm-to-consumer sales will occur
  • Tagging of livestock for traceability purposes is already part of the USDA’s Animal Disease Traceability Framework program, which regulates interstate sales of livestock

By Dr. Mercola

Based on past conditioning, the latest developments in the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) fight to provide Americans with the safest foods possible may not come as such a great surprise.


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