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Interim Rule Extends Use of Methionine in Organic Poultry Production

USDA has adopted as final an interim rule that extends the use of synthetic methionine in organic poultry production until 10/01/12.

USDA has adopted as final an interim rule that extends the use of synthetic methionine in organic poultry production until 10/01/12. The following maximum levels of synthetic methionine per ton of feed are defined as follows:

  • laying chickens, 4 pounds
  • broiler chickens, 5 pounds
  • turkeys and other poultry, 6 pounds.
Read the full document  (pdf).

 

For more info, contact:

Melissa Bailey
Standards Division, National Organic Program,
USDA-AMS-NOP
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Room 2646-So. Ag Stop 0268
Washington, D.C. 20250
202.720.3252

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