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Food Group Questions Swine Plant's Safety Record As USDA Weighs Rule

April 10, 2018
A healthy food group is challenging the safety record of a demonstration facility that is operating under an Agriculture Department (USDA) regulatory waiver program as the agency considers a planned rule that would ease oversight and increase line speeds at swine processing facilities, charging the facility lost “process control,” and found increased contamination and personnel hazards when line speeds increased. Food and Water Watch (FWW) says documents it obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) “raise serious questions about...

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