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Client education can prevent RESIDUE VIOLATOR LABELUSDA posting online the names of repeat residue violators

The Department of Agriculture is publishing the names of packing plants and farms responsible for repeat drug and contaminant residue violations. Dr. James D. McKean, chair of the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee, said education is needed at the farm level to make sure residues do not occur and clients are not placed on the USDA lists. He thinks placement on the lists will eventually hurt producers financially.

“I would expect, over time, that it will have an impact on market access for producers,”