February 28, 2020
Judge Queries USDA’s Lack Of Worker Safety Plan In Swine Slaughter Rule
A federal district court judge at a recent hearing questioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over its justification for not including worker safety provisions in its revised swine slaughter facility inspection rule, according to a Public Citizen attorney who is suing over the rule for failing to protect against increased risks to facility workers. Although Judge Joan Ericksen of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota gave no indication on how she might rule on USDA’s motion...
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