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Vilsack expects poultry line speed waiver extensions

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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA will likely extend the waivers allowing faster poultry processing line speeds.  He says, “I think we will see an extension of this because we want to make sure we get the right information about whether or not line speeds actually do relate to increased worker injury or workers safety. That’s the whole purpose of this, is to try to find out what the facts are.”

USDA is currently studying the effects of increased poultry line speeds on worker safety for future rulemaking by the agency.

Vilsack expects poultry line speed waiver extensions