Liberals shun science, defy Obama in poultry production

Not much has changed since 1906, when Upton Sinclair dropped his magnum opus on a world in the throes of industrialization. At least, that’s the picture that liberals like Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are propagating: Big business is forcing poultry workers to brave conditions straight out of “The Jungle,” and “any attempt to increase lines […]

Protecting Poultry

Political groups wanting to stop the US Dept. of Agriculture’s plan to modernize its poultry inspection with its proposed HACCP-Based Inspection Models Project (HIMP) regulations are going all-out to do so. And they’re not letting the truth stand in the way of their charges against the plan that would greatly improve food safety in the […]

Poultry Plants or Department Stores: Which are Safer?

You’re more likely to get injured or become ill selling an RV to Cousin Eddie than you are working in a poultry processing plant. And it’s as safe mowing the fairway on the 3rd hole or working the omelet station at the country club champagne brunch as it is to work in a poultry processing […]

House Appropriations Committee Urges USDA to Finalize Modernized Poultry Inspection Rule

During a House appropriations hearing April 16, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he expected the agency to take action to publish the final rule on modernizing poultry inspection procedures “very soon.” However, a spokesperson told Feedstuffs that after two months USDA is still in the process of determining the final rule, and has not even […]

Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Chicken Inspection Policy

You may not know it, but every day, 10,000 dedicated USDA employees worry about the safety of the meat, poultry, and egg products you and your family eat. Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of misinformation in the media about a proposal by USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to modernize […]

The Poultry Science Association Expresses Support for USDA Proposal to Modernize U.S. Poultry Inspection System.

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) today announced its broad backing of a government proposal to update federal inspection procedures in poultry processing facilities in the U.S. The proposed changes, as summarized in a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) press release, will modernize the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) approach to young chicken […]

Poultry Industry Continues to Improve Worker Safety Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, which includes slaughter and processing, continues to decline, according to the 2011 Injury and Illness Report recently released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Read More >