The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declined a request by the pork industry to increase the speed at which pigs can be processed into meat, delivering a victory to slaughterhouse workers who had raised safety concerns about the plan
It’s not feasible to rebuild the plants, officials say, but safety measures being taken have evolved since the first outbreaks at the facilities
Meat Plant Safety Guidance is Mostly Unenforceable. OSHA and CDC guidance calling for physical barriers, social distancing and more sanitizing stations is not mandatory.
Consumers who are purchasing meat products from grocery stores or directly from a meat processor can be confident in the safety of the product