Dioxin Related Activities

General and Scientific Information

FSIS Dioxin Monitoring Surveys

USDA, with its government partners FDA and EPA, conducts periodic monitoring surveys for dioxins in meat and poultry.

Dietary Estimates of Dioxins Consumed in USDA Regulated Meat and Poultry Products

In February 2012, EPA established a chronic oral reference dose (RfD) for noncancer effects for  2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), which is used as a reference dioxin.   In a study published in September 2013, FSIS estimated dietary exposures of its regulated products for comparison to the RfD.

Dioxin in Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs: Guidance Documents, 1997-1998

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Last Modified Apr 13, 2017