FSIS DIRECTIVE: INSPECTION PROCEDURES RELATED TO FERAL SWINE AND REACTOR PIGS
The USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service published a directive with specific protocols for inspection program personnel to follow at facilities where they inspect feral swine and pigs who have been exposed to radioactive material for possible brucellosis infection. Brucellosis is an infectious disease that is highly transmissible to humans and can cause a range of serious potentially long-term symptoms including fever, endocarditis, testicular swelling, chronic fatigue, depression, and neurological symptoms.
[To accompany Agency Update "USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service Announces Infectious Disease Containment Directive " from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 117.]