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August 3, 2021

USDA Allows Line-Speed Waivers To End Despite Industry Bid For Appeal

July 1, 2021 at 6:48 PM
The Agriculture Department (USDA) has let pass the deadline for appealing or seeking a stay of a federal judge’s ruling that scrapped its line-speed waiver program for pork plants over worker safety concerns, reinstating stricter caps on production speeds even as several firms are seeking permission to file their own appeals. In a June 30 judgment , the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota formally vacated the less-stringent line speed limits established by USDA’s New Swine Inspection System...

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