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Vote Now to See FIC at Netroots!

FIC Staff | March 5, 2020

Dear supporter, We wanted to reach out to share an exciting opportunity for our FIC program. We have submitted a proposal to present at Netroots Nation this year, and we need your help! Vote today for the “Aligning Movements Toward a Just, Equitable, and Ethical Food System” panel moderated by FIC Director Amanda Hitt! Netroots […]

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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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The Humane Society: HSUS, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Speeding up Chicken Slaughter

February 25, 2020

This article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. HSUS, Other Groups Sue Trump Administration for Speeding up Chicken Slaughter A coalition including the Humane Society of the United States today sued the Trump administration for allowing chicken slaughterhouses to dial up the breakneck speeds at which they kill birds. The increase, announced in 2018, allows […]

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FIC10 Conference Takeaways

FIC Staff | February 5, 2020

Over 150 guests attended the Food Integrity Campaign’s 10th-anniversary conference at the American University Washington College of Law. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a list of some of our takeaway messages, followed by some photos from the event.    1) The Industrial Food System is Broken Veterinarian turned animal welfare whistleblower and FIC […]

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Blog: DeLauro Urges Comprehensive OSHA Investigation into Worker Fatality at JBS-Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Processing Plant

FIC Staff | January 16, 2020

Note: this was initially published by the Office of Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2020 CONTACT: Will Serio: 202-225-3661  DeLauro Urges Comprehensive OSHA Investigation into Worker Fatality at JBS-Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry Processing Plant   WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today sent a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor […]

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International Business Times: Mystery Pork: Food Inspectors Warn New FDA Rules Can Make Meat Less Safe

December 17, 2019

Note: this article, featuring our clients Jill Mauer and Anthony Vallone, was originally published here. Mystery Pork: Food Inspectors Warn New FDA Rules Can Make Meat Less Safe New quality-control rollbacks backed by the Trump administration will drastically reduce the number of trained inspectors at pork production plants across the country. Two veteran food inspectors have […]

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Press Advisory: USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System

FIC Staff | December 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System NBC’s Morning Joe features two Food Integrity Campaign clients who reveal food safety threats from USDA’s “modernization” of hog inspection WASHINGTON — Today, two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspectors represented by Government Accountability Project, […]

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Concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), Unionville, Missouri, United States, owned by Smithfield Foods. Photo credit: Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

Senate Bill to Overhaul Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

FIC Staff | December 16, 2019

On December 12, 2019, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the “Farm System Reform Act,” a sweeping piece of legislation designed to address the worst ills of factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) is pleased to endorse this bill. Meat and poultry companies profit from CAFO operations […]

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Tri-state Livestock News: More Than 50 Groups Urge Sens. Rounds and Thune to Amend the U.S. Beef Integrity Act

December 10, 2019

Note: this article, featuring the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. More Than 50 Groups Urge Sens. Rounds and Thune to Amend the U.S. Beef Integrity Act Billings, Mont. – More than 50 farm, ranch, consumer, manufacturing, labor and other organizations sent a joint letter today to U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and John Thune […]

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