Earlier this year, more than 100 groups (including the OCA) signed a letter to President Obama and the USDA, urging them to rescind the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection rule, a new rule that could lead to more contaminated poultry in grocery stores, and endanger the safety of workers who slaughter chickens. Sixty-eight members of Congress also asked the USDA to withdraw the rule.
The USDA responded’by making ‘secret’ changes to the rule. And then working to push through a final version without public comment.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: We want to know what’s in the revised Poultry Modernization Act, and we want the agency to open a new public comment period so we can respond to the changes.