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Monday, October 16, 2017

Poultry industry pushing Trump for less inspection time

Posted By on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM

click to enlarge FASTER, FASTER: HIgher speed on poultry lines is the aim of a push by the industry for a change in federal inspection rules.
  • FASTER, FASTER: HIgher speed on poultry lines is the aim of a push by the industry for a change in federal inspection rules.

Donald Trump
could win friends in the boardrooms of the poultry industry, if not on the slaughterhouse floor, with this:

Citing President Donald Trump's calls for deregulation, Republican lawmakers and the chicken industry are aggressively lobbying to speed up poultry inspection lines — a change the Obama administration had rejected after warnings it would endanger workers and increase food contamination.

The National Chicken Council has asked the USDA to allow poultry plants participating in a new inspection system to operate "at any line speed" they can safely handle, freeing them from the 140 birds-per-minute limit that the Obama administration had established for most plants.

The Obama-era cap is an "arbitrary" limit that is holding back the industry's ability to compete in the global marketplace, the National Chicken Council stated in its petition.

I like their chances. The only thing Trump wants to regulate is 1) the press 2) women's medical decisions and 3) sexual orientation.

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