FSIS Rejects PCRM’s Petition to Require COVID-19 Testing of Products

The Food Safety Inspection Service has denied a petition and petition addendum filed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in May, requesting that the agency require meat and poultry processors test their products for the presence of COVID-19, disclose to local health authorities and the public the number of workers infected with COVID-19, and include warnings that products have not been “certified virus-free.