Animal Identification: Overview and Issues

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This report provides information about animal identification and proposed solutions. Livestock industry groups, animal health officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working to establish a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter, to deal with animal diseases and/or to satisfy foreign market specifications. Some consumer groups are among those who believe ID also would be useful for food safety or retail labeling purposes.

Creator(s): Becker, Geoffrey S.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 19, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Becker, Geoffrey S.

Specialist in Agriculture Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: February 19, 2009
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This report provides information about animal identification and proposed solutions. Livestock industry groups, animal health officials, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been working to establish a nationwide identification (ID) system capable of quickly tracking animals from birth to slaughter, to deal with animal diseases and/or to satisfy foreign market specifications. Some consumer groups are among those who believe ID also would be useful for food safety or retail labeling purposes.

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10 pages.

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