DIOXIN TESTS ORDERED FOR POULTRY, EGGS, CATFISH

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Poultry, egg and catfish producers in the South are under government orders to test their products for the presence of the carcinogen dioxin, after the presence of the toxin was traced to some animal feed.oultry plants were temporarily shut down in Arkansas until what are already only trace levels of dioxin in birds dissipated to amounts considered to be nonthreatening."We started

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Poultry, egg and catfish producers in the South are under government orders to test their products for the presence of the carcinogen dioxin, after the presence of the toxin was traced to some animal feed.

oultry plants were temporarily shut down in Arkansas until what are already only trace levels of dioxin in birds dissipated to amounts considered to be nonthreatening.

"We started running tests immediately," said a spokesman for Tyson Foods, Springdale, A

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