September 22, 2020
In USDA Suit, Meat Sector Says Fast Line Speeds Pose No Safety Hazard
Meat and farming industry groups are backing the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its legal defense of a program that allows hog slaughterhouses to increase their line speeds above regulatory maximum limits, arguing that despite unions’ claims there is no proof that higher speeds will endanger workers. In an amicus brief filed Aug. 21 , the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and National Pork Producers Council, which represent meat processors and hog farmers respectively, cite data from facilities that...
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