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Blue Ridge Public Radio: NC’s Anti-Retaliation Law For Workers Is Not Working

August 21, 2020

This radio show mentions Food Integrity Campaign and originally appeared here.  North Carolina’s 1992 Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) is intended to protect workers from retaliation when they file complaints related to on-the-job injury and other health and safety concerns. It should keep employers from firing workers who complain. But in a new investigative piece […]

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Safety and Health Magazine: NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

June 22, 2020

Note: this article featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’ Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service in April approved 15 poultry processing plants’ requests to increase line speeds 25% – despite […]

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Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

June 16, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional elements. Chief Judge Thomas D. […]

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Courier Journal: Kentucky Slaughterhouses Battle the Coronavirus’s Spread Amid Fears of Meat Shortage

April 29, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Kentucky Slaughterhouses Battle the Coronavirus’s Spread Amid Fears of Meat Shortage Major meat processors across the country have continued to battle coronavirus hotspots in their plants — including in Kentucky. Two Western Kentucky poultry plants, each the largest employer […]

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Bloomberg Law: USDA OKs Record Number of Poultry Line-Speed Waivers in April

April 24, 2020

Note: this article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign and Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. USDA OKs Record Number of Poultry Line-Speed Waivers in April The federal government in April approved a record number of line-speed waivers for poultry slaughterhouses—the most ever in a single month—as the Covid-19 public health crisis makes it harder for customers […]

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When We Talk About Animals: Amanda Hitt on Why the Animal Agriculture Industry Needs Whistleblowers

March 11, 2020

Note: this podcast, featuring our Food Integrity Campaign Director Amanda Hitt, was originally published here. Amanda Hitt on Why the Animal Agriculture Industry Needs Whistleblowers In an age where almost everything we eat is produced outside of public view, whistleblowers are critical to maintaining the integrity of our food systems. These principled insiders are often the […]

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Totally Vegan Buzz: USDA Sued For Increasing Slaughterhouse Kill Speeds to 175 Chickens per Minute

March 6, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. USDA Sued For Increasing Slaughterhouse Kill Speeds to 175 Chickens per Minute A coalition of animal welfare groups has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for increasing the killing ‘speed limit’ in chickens slaughterhouses […]

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Gov Exec: Federal Pork Inspectors Are Sounding the Alarm Over USDA’s Plan to Give Industry More Control

March 6, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Federal Pork Inspectors Are Sounding the Alarm Over USDA’s Plan to Give Industry More Control After 20 years of studying the issue through four administrations, USDA is moving forward to give industry a bigger say in food safety operations. […]

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One Green Planet: Amid Widespread Disease Transmission Concerns Linked to Meat Consumption, USDA Approves Slaughterhouses to Kill Birds 25% Faster

February 27, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Amid Widespread Disease Transmission Concerns Linked to Meat Consumption, USDA Approves Slaughterhouses to Kill Birds 25% Faster In light of the Coronavirus, we are seeing first hand how wildlife trade and meat consumption are related to infectious diseases and the deadly risk it poses to public health. It […]

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Business Insurance: Lawsuit Filed Over Increase in Poultry Slaughter Line Speeds

February 27, 2020

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. Lawsuit Filed Over Increase in Poultry Slaughter Line Speeds Several animal welfare groups and the Government Accountability Project have filed a lawsuit over the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 increase of poultry slaughter line speed limits. In September 2018, the […]

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