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FIC Statement on Public Release of USDA’s Poultry Inspection Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | July 31, 2014

(Washington, DC) – The Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) expressed outrage today over the White House’s decision to send the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s poultry inspection rule back to the agency for public release.

FIC Director Amanda Hitt stated:

“The USDA has apparently made some changes to the initial regulation, but whatever is on paper does not reflect the reality that poultry inspectors have shared with us. Anonymous and public whistleblowers alike have asserted a resounding NO against this plan. The White House and the USDA should listen to their own employees.”

Contact: Sarah Damian, Communications Manager
Phone: 202.457.0034, ext. 130

Government Accountability Project
The Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, GAP’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, GAP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.