NPPC weighs in on EPA formaldehyde risk assessment

Pork industry-funded research has demonstrated formaldehyde’s potential as a mitigant for contamination of feeds with viruses such as African swine fever.

 

Source: National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

via National Hog Farmer - May 09, 2022

 

The National Pork Producers Council will soon submit comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's toxicological review of formaldehyde, which is used in pork production for, among other things, preventing Salmonella infections in pigs and as a disinfectant. Pork industry-funded research even has demonstrated formaldehyde's potential as a mitigant for contamination of feeds with viruses such as African swine fever.

 

EPA in mid-April released a draft risk assessment on formaldehyde for public comment in advance of an external peer review that will be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. NASEM, a contractor to EPA, will convene a public meeting to discuss the draft report with the public during Step 4 of the Integrated Risk Information System Process. The external peer reviewers will consider public comments submitted in response to this notice and provided at the public meeting when reviewing this document. EPA will consider all comments received when revising the document post-peer review...

 

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