Comment from AFGE, AFL-CIO

This is a Comment on the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Proposed Rule: Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection

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The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO strongly urges that FSIS reject the proposed changes to Part 381 in their entirety. The proposed changes to the current poultry slaughter inspection system for young chicken and turkey slaughter establishments will not improve food safety as the Agency suggests. Rather, by implementing these changes, FSIS will ensure that increased numbers of adulterated poultry enter the marketplace thereby endangering the health and safety of the American consumer. Further, the proposed changes to Part 381 are a direct violation of the Poultry Products Inspection Act of 1957 and cannot be allowed to proceed.

AFGE's full comments can be found in the attached file.



AFGE Comments to Docket No FSIS-2011-0012

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Comment Period Closed
May 29 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: FSIS-2011-0012-2088
Tracking Number: 8101cc09

Document Information

Date Posted: May 31, 2012
RIN: Not Assigned
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Submitter Information

Submitter Name: AFGE, AFL-CIO
Country: United States
Organization Name: American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
Submitter's Representative: Matthew Milledge