14 Jul '17, 7pm
Industry benefits from ‘Modernization of Pork Slaughter’ – not pigs, not consumers https://t.co/jNEDHWMUgs
The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) would allow FSIS to buddy up with folks in the pork industry under the veil that our pork supply needs more safety inspectors to keep consumers safe. In truth, food safety responsibility would just shift from federal inspectors to pork plant workers, cutting down the sets of eyes that can big brother or slow down the slaughter process (ie. hurt profits). Along with a ‘greater responsibility for carcass inspection’ (more carcass damage, less money) and adding no additional strikes to producers under the rulings of the Humane Slaughter Act, the HIMP pilot means pork producers get to promote more “wholesome” meat products. They can also pretend worker safety is a primary concern. It’s a scheme, not unlike the countless others in slaughterhouses, to drive sales and quiet the hideous, corrupt truth.