The Food Safety and Inspection Service has notified Claxton Poultry Farms that it can no longer operate line speeds of 175 birds per minute for its failure to meet FSIS Salmonella performance standards, reports Politico.

According to the article, Claxton was notified in February of its problem, and the plant requested a seven-week period to reduce its line speeds in order to “minimize potential animal welfare issues.” Normally, plants are limited to processing 140 birds per minute. Twenty poultry plants are operating under line-speed waivers, allowing them to process at a faster pace, provided they maintain FSIS criteria for low Salmonella rates and a history of regulatory compliance.

Source: Politico