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Secretary Perdue touring pork slaughterhouse facility USDA photo by Preston Keres
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Inspector shows Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue around the processing floor of the Triumph Foods pork processing facility April 28, 2017. The facility houses 2,800 employees in St. Joseph, Mo.

Pork slaughter rule lawsuit filed

Meat Institute reveals shortfalls in NBC’s slanted reporting on the rule, which allows for continued food safety.

A lawsuit filed Wednesday challenges the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deregulation of pig slaughterhouses, arguing that the agency has violated numerous laws intended to protect animals, the environment and consumers. Meanwhile, a report from NBC News earlier in the week also revealed shortfalls in the coverage of the rule.

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