April 18, 2021
USDA Advances Proposal To Codify Poultry Line-Speed Waiver Program
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is readying a proposal that would codify its waiver program allowing poultry slaughterhouses to raise their maximum line speeds, setting the stage for the latest step in a long-running clash between the Trump administration and worker groups over the safety implications of higher speeds. USDA sent its line-speed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for pre-proposal review on Nov. 6. OMB review is usually targeted for 90 days but that...
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