House members call on USDA to delay hog inspection rule

Process shifts greater responsibilities for inspection to packers rather than FSIS personnel.

Sixty House lawmakers asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) to “delay a proposed modernization of hog slaughter inspection rule until the USDA addresses public health concerns related to the hog Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point-based Inspection Model’s Project (HIMP).”

The pilot project, started in 1998, shifted certain inspection responsibilities from federal to company employees in five market hog plants. Under HIMP, packers

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.


Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)


Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.


SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx


TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx


Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish