Fiscal Commission Recommends User Fees for Meat IndustryThursday, November 18, 2010
(American Meat Institute)
The Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, established earlier this year to suggest actions to address the national debt, last week recommended that user fees be charged to meat and poultry processing facilities to finance food safety and inspection services. The Co-Chairs estimated the potential cost savings at $900 million.
AMI has long opposed user fees for meat and poultry inspection services, which are mandated by law.
“We continue to stand squarely with
consumer organizations and labor unions in our
opposition to meat and poultry inspection user
fees,” said American Meat Institute President
and CEO J.
The recommendations of the Co-Chairs have to be reviewed and approved by 14 of the 18 members of the commission.
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