Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, meat and poultry processing plants have granted nearly 20 waivers to speed up slaughter lines.
Increasing line speeds means that inspectors can’t do their jobs, so the thought of granting waivers during a national public health crisis and further endangering public health is unthinkable and dangerous.
This is all part of Big Ag’s long standing pattern of disregard for both worker and food safety. That’s why an important new bill in Congress (H.R. 7521 and S. 4338) would stop regulatory waivers now. But we need your help to move it forward.
Send a message to your Members of Congress asking them to co-sponsor the Safe Line Speeds in COVID-19 Act.