The Case For Peeking Inside The Slaughterhouse – The Feminist Wire

The Case For Peeking Inside The Slaughterhouse

A new report from the National Research Council (an arm of the National Academy of Sciences) argues that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) should regularly release data collected on meat-packing plants, as it believes many of practices that take place are dangerous to both consumers and employees. Currently, the FSIS releases summary data that shows, for instance, how often it finds salmonella contamination in all meat-packing plants. But the NRC says it should go much further, and post online the results of tests at each specific factory. Such data, according to the report, “could yield valuable insights” that would promote safer, and healthier practices in the industry.

For more, visit NPR.