May 28, 2020 - Food Safety News
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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