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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

 

USDA Proposes Streamlining Poultry Inspections

(01-20) 09:30 PST WASHINGTON, (AP) --

The Agriculture Department is proposing to reduce the number of government inspectors at poultry slaughter plants.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says about 1,000 government inspector jobs at poultry plants would be phased out as companies take over the job of looking for visual flaws like bruises in chickens on the processing line.

Vilsack says the move will shift inspectors to jobs more important to food safety, like sampling for pathogens and keeping conditions sanitary.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/01/20/national/w093029S05.DTL#ixzz1k1SYTFUA

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

1. "AS THE FOXES GUARD THE HENHOUSE"

literally
what place needs inspection more than poultry? it will make me even more wary, this is just ridiculous. But of course we have to look good to the Repukians that we are "cutting government". And they in turn will of course "praise Democrats".

I am so sick of this shit.

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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:05 PM

2. "Streamlining"- is that what the kids are calling it these days?

If streamlining means what this article appears to say, I think I'll streamline my income tax payment this year.

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