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February 20, 2021 - Center for Food Safety

USA: Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants with 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations

USA: Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants with 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations
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Washington D.C.—New data released today show that in the years leading up to the Trump administration's approval of new inspection rules for swine slaughter plants, those establishments that piloted the system—which relies on company employees conducting inspections instead of government inspectors—had significantly more regulatory violations for fecal and digestive matter on carcasses than traditional plants.

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