With all the goings on with Trump, Kavanaugh, tax returns, etc its stuff like this that falls through the cracks:
Yes these slaughterhouses should “self-police”
Sonny Purdue needs to go. He is a risk to public health and that is not hyperbole. The pilot program didnt even back up the rule change:
The experience from a long-running pilot project that involved five large hog slaughterhouses offers some insight into the possible impact of such radical deregulation. Consumer groups reviewed the government’s data from the five pilot plants and other plants of comparable size. They found that the plants with fewer inspectors and faster lines had more regulatory violations than others.
Indeed, the pilot project gave no indication that allowing companies to police themselves produces safe food. Nevertheless, USDA concluded that self-policing would ensure food safety, based on a technical risk assessment that — in violation of OMB guidelines — was not peer-reviewed before USDA published its rule.