May 19, 2014

Proposed poultry slaughter modernization rule still hanging fire

The poultry slaughter modernization rule is still under review at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) prior to being sent for review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), according to Rachel Edelstein, assistant administrator for the FSIS’s Office of Policy and Program Development (OPPD). FSIS has received over 150,000 comment letters along with a petition with more than 150,000 signatures and form letters. Over 2,000 individual comments from private citizens and FSIS inspectors have also been received. Furthermore, over 120 separate comment letters from trade associations representing the poultry industry members, consumer advocacy organizations, labor unions, public health organizations and others have been received. Read More

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