like the fox shouldn't guard the hen house, employees in poultry
processing plants shouldn't do their own food safety inspections. But
unfortunately, that's just what Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is
We call this "privatized inspection" and we know that line speeds are
too fast, and employees are untrained to stop unsafe products from
leaving the chicken and turkey processing plants and reaching a store near you.
Take action to ask Secretary Vilsack to reject "privatized" meat inspection.
Don't Take Inspectors Out of Processing Plants
Dear [Decision Maker],
I urge you not to go forward with the proposed New Poultry Inspection System. The USDA should not be privatizing poultry inspection by allowing company employees to perform inspection tasks that are supposed to be done by USDA inspectors.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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