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USDA Issues 2012 Lab Services Rates for Importers and Exporters

Friday, December 23, 2011
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The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced the hourly rates that it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters in 2012 for providing voluntary, overtime and holiday inspection and identification, certification and laboratory services. These rates will be applied starting Jan. 1, 2012.

• base time - $54.24 per hour
• overtime - $68.32 per hour
• holiday - $82.40 per hour
• laboratory - $67.36 per hour

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