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Groups Charge USDA Plan To Ease Swine Facility Oversight Likely Unlawful

May 15, 2018
Labor and food safety advocates are urging the Agriculture Department’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to drop its proposed rule that seeks to ease regulations and alter inspection procedures at swine processing facilities, charging the measure would increase risk of contamination and worker injuries and is likely unlawful. In May 2 comments , the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a group that advocates for stronger protections in the farm sector, warned that the proposal would likely...

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