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New Labor Study Raises Hurdle For USDA Plan To Increase Hog Plant Speeds

December 31, 2018
Labor advocates are urging the Trump administration to withdraw a plan to increase line speeds at hog processing plants after a study found “significant limitations” in the data underlying the plan, findings that could also bolster an expected lawsuit from critics who charge the proposal is “arbitrary and capricious” and would increase worker injuries. The data limitations make it impossible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) “to draw any statistically valid conclusion about worker...

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