Meat/Poultry Inspection

Safe Food Coalition Tells Congress to Oppose Dangerous Deregulation of Meat and Poultry Inspection

Members of the Safe Food Coalition sent the following letter urging congressional leaders to oppose amendments to include the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act of 2019, S.1720, or the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption “PRIME” Act, in future corona virus relief legislation. The two proposed bills would, respectively, allow state-inspected facilities to ship product across state lines, and allow uninspected “custom” slaughter facilities to operate commercially within state lines. Both proposals would critically undermine food safety protections, while doing little to address the anticompetitive market conditions that have led to recent shortages.