June 6, 2023
USDA Opens Worker Safety Study For Line-Speed Waivers At Meat Plants
The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is launching a new study of the worker-safety impacts of raising line-speed caps at meat and poultry slaughterhouses, potentially reshaping long-pending suits by unions and others over prior speed waivers that a district judge scrapped for failing to consider safety issues. In a joint Aug. 29 status report to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, all sides in the case United Food and Commercial Workers Union...
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