11-07-2014 08:56 AM | USA

USDA Sends Poultry Inspection Rule to OMB

The U.S. Department of Agriculture submitted a draft final version of its Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review today.

The proposal to build on the HACCP Based Models Project (HIMP) has been a controversial one.

Critics such as Food & Water Watch are concerned that the program privatizes poultry inspections, decreases the number of USDA inspectors, replaces inspectors with untrained company employees, and allows inspection line speeds to go from 140 birds a minute to 175 birds a minute.
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