September 25, 2020
FOIA Suit Over USDA Hog Rule May Spur Release Of Data On Worker Risks
The safety advocacy group Food & Water Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) aiming to force release of data underpinning the agency’s final rule easing swine slaughter inspection mandates, a policy that the group has warned poses major risks to workers. The lawsuit, filed Nov. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia , primarily seeks data on how the USDA’s final rule might harm food...
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