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USDA Faces Likely Suits Over Plan To Expand Poultry Line-Speed Waivers

October 01, 2018
Labor and food safety groups are warning they will sue the Trump administration if it allows additional poultry processing plants to qualify for waivers from its line-speed inspection rules under a newly announced plan to expand the existing waiver program, in part over concerns that the waivers will increase workplace safety risks. “If they start granting waivers, there will be many organizations that are willing to file lawsuits,” Deborah Berkowitz, a former Obama OSHA policy adviser now with the National...


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