03 October 2013

NEW USDA POULTRY RULE IS BAD FOR FOOD SAFETY AND BAD FOR WORKERS

NEW USDA POULTRY RULE IS BAD FOR FOOD SAFETY AND BAD FOR WORKERS

The Obama administration is preparing to finalize a dangerous new rule for how chickens in the United States are inspected. If the rule is finalized, food safety inspection staff would be slashed, at the same time that production line speeds are allowed to accelerate. As a result, chickens contaminated by feces, bile and scabs would not be pulled from the line, but instead would "pass" the new inspection standards and then simply be rinsed in an anti-microbial bleach solution before being packaged and sold to consumers.

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