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FSIS Publishes New Policy to Hold Truckers, Others Responsible for Inhumane Treatment at Plants

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published a new policy, Inhumane Handling of Livestock in Connection with Slaughter by Persons Not Employed by the Official Establishment, which would hold livestock owners, transporters, haulers and other persons not employed by the official establishment liable when involved in inhumane treatment of livestock on the official establishment's premises. The notice also states that if a "non-employee" and an establishment employee are both engaged in a humane handling violation, FSIS will initiate action against the non-employee and take the appropriate regulatory control or administrative enforcement action against the establishment. FSIS is accepting public comments on this notice through November 25, 2016, with an intended implementation date of January 24, 2017.

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