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May 28, 2020 - Food Safety News

Petition seeks COVID-19 testing, reporting, warnings for meat and poultry

Petition seeks COVID-19 testing, reporting, warnings for meat and poultry
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An impressive sounding name — Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine — is not likely to make up for the advocacy group’s lack of scientific evidence for a new petition it has filed with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

A statement from the FSIS said the Physicians Committee request for testing meat and poultry for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is being considered as a rulemaking petition without providing any scientific studies or other supportive information to show that it can be transmitted by food or food packaging. SARS-CoV-2 is a virus that causes COVID-19.

The five-page “emergency petition” was filed by the Washington D.C.-based group that advocates for plant-based food and animal rights. Its members were recently marching in the streets to demand the closing of meat plants.

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