February 21, 2018

USDA Denies Poultry Industry's Request To Speed Up The Slaughter Line

An article recently published in NPR reports that a petition by the National Chicken Council was denied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The petition was to remove the line speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National Chicken Council proposal could have increased the line speed for some workers in processing plants where accidents and injuries are already a concern.

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