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Florida Cow-Calf and Stocker Beef Safety and Quality Assurance Handbook: Beef Withdrawal Time Chart1

Todd A. Thrift, Matt J. Hersom, and Max Irsik2

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This section contains a reference table listing product names alphabetically.This document summarizes information on withdrawal times for food products (meat) according to the species and the route of administration.

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This document is AN175, one of a series of the Department of Animal Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2006. Reviewed July 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


Todd Thrift, associate professor; Matt J. Hersom, associate professor, Department of Animal Sciences; and Max Irsik, former clinical assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.