February 2, 2018

USDA declines to lift line speed cap

The US Dept. of Agriculture denied a request from the National Chicken Council to lift a cap on line speeds at poultry processing companies. In a letter to NCC President Mike Brown, Carmen Rottenberg, Acting Deputy Under Office of Food Safety, said, in part, “…Because FSIS has already implemented procedures for establishments to request regulatory waivers, we have determined that it is not necessary to establish a separate system to provide line speed waivers to young chicken establishments operating under the NPIS.”  Read more

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