Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The USDA denies faster poultry inspection lines

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After months of deliberating, the USDA under the Trump Administration has rejected The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) petition to raise poultry inspection line speeds. The NCC petitioned in September to allow inspection plants run at any speed that workers could handle, eliminating the speed limit of 140 birds-per-minute.

The administration explained that there was insignificant data supporting the NCC’s claims that inspectors can conduct their jobs effectively at faster speeds than those already set.

The denied petition was not the first rejection the NCC has had to face regarding the subject of poultry inspection speeds. The. . .

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