Expert: U.S. commitment to operate animal traceability system on track

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MONTREAL – Implementation is underway and the United States will have a coordinated, national system for animal identification in place by the end of the decade.
That was the message delivered by Glenn Slack, president and CEO of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, to an international audience in mid April.
Slack spoke at a conference on traceability during SIAL, the largest international food exhibition dedicated to the North American food distribution industry held every other year in Montreal.
Premises. Slack said that the USDA recently confirmed that 45 states have premises registration capability in place and approximately 55,000 premises have been registered.

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