Livestock inspection deregulation ... hogs

“The current administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40 percent and replacing them with plant employees.” “Under the proposed new inspection system, the responsibility for identifying diseased and contaminated pork would be shared with plant employees, whose training would be at the discretion of plant owners. There would be no limits on slaughter-line speeds. The new pork inspection system would accelerate the federal government’s move toward deregulating inspections to the livestock industry. The administration also is working to shift inspection of beef to plant owners. … These proposals, part of the administration’s broader effort to reduce regulations, come as the federal government is under fire for delegating some of its aircraft safety oversight responsibilities to Boeing"

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Can you say 737 MAX

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Yet another reason to stop eating pork.

Bacon, I’ll miss you most of all.


Glad I don’t like pork.

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I love pork, so this really is a bummer for me. But more importantly it’s not like this new to-hell-with-food-inspection trend is going to end up being limited to pork. First, they came for the swine eaters…


It’s only the beginning … EDIT: site is driving me nuts at the moment, I don’t know who I’m responding to at this point, I’m being bounced around, sorry

Believe me, I’m really thankful that I have several straight-from-the-farm options that are pastured/grass fed and finished within 90 minutes of me.


I enjoy pork, but it is hard to find organic or even antibiotic-free or anything other than “standard.” And then, the “farming” practices.

I eat it only very occasionally now, but that’s an active choice, not because I don’t like it.