Food Safety and Inspection Service

USDA/Bob Nichols

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has denied a petition by the National Chicken Council to remove the speed limit on work at some slaughterhouses, a move that food safety advocates are calling a victory for workers and consumers. 

As the Ohio Valley ReSource reported in October, the National Chicken Councilproposal could have increased the line speed for some workers in processing plants where accidents and injuries are already a concern.


Some regional markets are included in the United States Department of Agriculture's list of stores that might have received ground beef shipments contaminated with E. coli.