on March 15, 2011
USDA adopts final rule on use of synthetic methionine in organic poultry production
Rule extends use until October 2012
The final rule establishes the following maximum levels of synthetic methionine per ton of feed:
- laying chickens – 4 pounds
- broiler chickens – 5 pounds
- turkeys and all other poultry – 6 pounds
More details on the rule can be found in the Federal Register.