In an inspection of PETA by VDACS
, the investigator noted that PETA "does not contain sufficient animal enclosures to routinely house the number of animals annually reported as taken into custody.
As a result of the quarantine's implementation, VDACS
is no longer responsible for treating fire ant mounds in the quarantined cities and counties.
Concern over that statistic prompted VDACS to create a Food Safety Task Force, which has published a book called "Keeping Your Food Safe.
For more information about VDACS efforts to ensure that food purchased in the state is safe, wholesome and properly labeled, consumers may request a copy of the book "Keeping Your Food Safe," a slide set with script by the same title or a speaker on food safety.
We have some of the most stringent and far-reaching food safety laws in the country," said VDACS
Commissioner Clinton V.
A continuation of the successful "Clean Day" pilot project conducted in 1990, the program is a cooperative effort of VDACS, the PCB, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.
The five selected counties must submit a final list of participants and pesticides to be collected to VDACS no later than Feb.
7, 1992 Contact the VDACS Office of Communication, 804-786-2373, for additional information.