Animal Handling expert Temple Grandin, assistant professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will be the featured expert in a chat on Washingtonpost.com Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 1 p.m. EST. Her chat will focus on a story expected to run in tomorrow’s Washington Post about animal handling in meat packing plants.
Investigative reporter Joby
Warrick has conducted a lengthy investigation
of violations of the Humane Slaughter Act in
plants across the country. As part of his
research, he interviewed Dr. Grandin
extensively and attended the AMI Foundation
Animal Handing and Stunning Workshop in
February 2001. The story is the second and
final piece in a series about the meat
industry. The first piece focused on food
safety and HACCP and ran in today’s
AMI President J.
Patrick Boyle said he was "disappointed" to see
that after nearly a year of research, today's
Washington Post story was "no more than
a re-hash of stories we've seen for the past
decade -- inspectors complain about lack of
authority, workers are accused of
finger-painting contamination on carcasses and
the mistakes of professional food handlers are
treated as if they bear no relationship to
human illness." Boyle said he "expected more"
from The Washington Post.
the stories, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com.
To access the chat, click "live online." You
may submit questions in advance if you cannot
participate in the chat. You also may read the
transcript of today’s chat about meat safety
by Warrick and "Dateline NBC’s" Lea Thompson.
A "Dateline NBC" segment about today’s
Post piece will air tonight, April 9 at
9 p.m. EST.
Animal Handling Expert Temple Grandin to Be Featured Expert on Washingtonpost.comMonday, April 9, 2001