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NY Times: USDA suffering from shortage of meat inspectors

February 21, 2014
A top official at a union for federal meat inspectors said that the USDA is hurting from a lack of inspectors.
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Computer inspection system failed as meat shipments continued: Report

August 20, 2013
A report from the New York Times states that the computer system used by the country’s 3,000 federal meat inspectors was shut down for two days this month, leading to shipments of meat being shipped out of plants before workers could collect samples to check for pathogens.
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Senate passes legislation to avoid meat inspector furloughs

March 21, 2013
U.S. Senators agreed to shift $55 million in funds within the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday to avoid temporary layoffs of all U.S. meat inspectors due to federal budget cuts.
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Obama administration to consider rolling furloughs to keep meat industry running

February 26, 2013
The timing and assignment of furloughs would be spread across the country to minimize the impact on processors.
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USDA budget cuts won’t be immediate, says USDA

February 25, 2013
The USDA has said that U.S. meat processors, who would have to essentially shut down while inspectors were laid off, would lose about $10 billion in production.
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Meat industry may shut down for two weeks; industry responds

February 12, 2013
The Obama administration warned on Friday that across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in March may result in furloughing every U.S. meat and poultry inspector for two weeks, causing the meat industry to shut down.
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Report: FSIS inspection to continue in government shutdown

April 8, 2011
The North American Meat Processors Association has confirmed that FSIS headquarters yesterday told all district managers that all inspectors in the plant, all front line supervisors, and all EAIO’s are deemed “essential employees” and should work as usual if the federal government shuts down at midnight Friday.
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Meat industry wants FSIS inspectors exempted from government shutdown

April 7, 2011
The meatpacking industry hopes federal inspectors would be exempt from furloughs if the government shuts down.
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