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were actually being fed.
The dire predictions of the meat, feed, and rendering industries — their claims that new FDA rules would create havoc and cost them
hundreds of millions of dollars — proved unfounded. Cattle remains that had previously been fed to cattle were instead fed to pets, hogs, and hundreds of millions of dollars — proved unfounded. Cattle remains that had previously been fed to cattle were instead fed to pets, hogs, and
poultry. Aside from slightly higher transportation costs, the new feed restrictions had a negligible economic effect. One rendering industry
supplier told Meat Marketing & Technology magazine that the whole rule-making process had proven to be “a remarkable example of
cooperation between the industry and the FDA.” That cooperation, another rendering executive said, had “protected the beef industry and the
rendering industry” without creating “a mood in the country that recycled protein ingredients would be harmful.” The trade journal noted
that some of the wording of the new FDA rules had been taken “verbatim” from the renderin...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08