‘Broken’ Food Safety System: One More Reason to Avoid Meat from Factory Farms

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Cockroaches on the floor where hogs are slaughtered. Fecal material on the carcasses of hogs allegedly already cleaned. Still-conscious hogs plunged into scalding water.

You would think an agency whose tagline is “Protecting Public Health through Food Safety and Defense” wouldn’t tolerate any of the above. But according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General, the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has allowed all of the above, and more. Repeatedly. In hundreds of slaughterhouses.

Bruce Friedrich, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary, said this in an article about the report:

Every year according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), there are tens of millions of cases of food poisoning, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and thousands of deaths. The agency charged with reducing these numbers is doing, according to its Office of the Inspector General, a pathetically bad job.

Whether you’re concerned about your health, or the wellbeing of the animals killed for your food – or both – this report underscores why eating meat that comes from factory farms is risky. And it’s just another example of how the USDA places the interest of Big Ag over public health.

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