Items Tagged with 'inspectors'


Report: Poultry plant inspectors sickened by antimicrobial chemicals

By Industry News
No Comments

NY Times: USDA suffering from shortage of meat inspectors

No Comments
A top official at a union for federal meat inspectors said that the USDA is hurting from a lack of inspectors.
Read More

Computer inspection system failed as meat shipments continued: Report

No Comments
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.
Read More

Senate passes legislation to avoid meat inspector furloughs

No Comments
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.
Read More

Obama administration to consider rolling furloughs to keep meat industry running

No Comments
The timing and assignment of furloughs would be spread across the country to minimize the impact on processors.
Read More

USDA budget cuts won’t be immediate, says USDA

No Comments
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.
Read More

Meat industry may shut down for two weeks; industry responds

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.
Read More

Report: FSIS inspection to continue in government shutdown

No Comments
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.
Read More

Meat industry wants FSIS inspectors exempted from government shutdown

No Comments
The meatpacking industry hopes federal inspectors would be exempt from furloughs if the government shuts down.
Read More




Image Galleries


Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

More Podcasts

National Provisioner

NP September 2014 cover

September 2014

Check out the September 2014 issue of The National Provisioner, featuring the 2014 Plant of the Year winner, and much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Independent Processor

IP August 2014 cover

August 2014

Check out the August 2014 issue of Independent Processor, with features on meat industry lobbying, the Independent Processor of the Year, and more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Provisioner Store

The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

More Products


Facebook icon Twitter icon  YouTube iconLinkedIn icon google +