29 Apr '13, 11pm

Kill More Chickens with Less Oversight, Says USDA

Kill More Chickens with Less Oversight, Says USDA

Inspectors are currently required to monitor the kill line for visible defects like feces, bruising, blood, blemishes and tumors. That’s less than a half of one second per bird to identify and remove defective chickens from going to your table. Would you like to guess how many defective birds make it through? I shudder at the thought. At 175 per minute, it reduces that time to less than a third of a second. And, the new rule takes this job away from USDA inspectors and puts responsibility on the slaughterhouse employees. Pardon the pun, but this sounds like putting the hen in charge of the hen house!

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/kill-more-chickens-with-less-...

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