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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently implemented new federal inspection rules that allow pork slaughterhouses to run their production more efficiently and decrease the number of USDA inspectors on their lines.

Past processes required pork producers to have multiple USDA inspectors looking at each part of the pig, including the heads, viscera, and the carcass to reject live animals that seem sick or have sections of carcass that look unsafe for human consumption. With the new inspection rules, plants can hire their own internal, highly trained, quality control inspectors, and require only three on-line USDA inspectors to review the hog parts. These new rules will permit companies to assign more internal personnel to inspection and will allow pork companies to run their processing lines faster because they will have more flexibility to try new ways of operating.

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SOURCE: Food Processing, NPR