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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 Animal Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Original publication date October 2006. Revised November 2009. Reviewed March 2013. Visit the EDIS website at


Todd Thrift, assistant professor, and Matt J. Hersom, assistant professor, UF Department of Animal Sciences; Max Irsik, assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine; Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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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.