Full Title Name:  Petition to issue regulations under the Poultry Products Inspection Act to regulate practices and actions that result in adulterated poultry products

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Country of Origin:  United States Citation:  Submitted by Farm Sanctuary and Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Agency Origin:  Submitted to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Last Checked:  March, 2015 Date Adopted:  2013
Summary: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been directed by Congress to promulgate regulations that will reduce poultry carcass adulteration. However, although USDA has repeatedly recognized that the inhumane treatment of poultry leads to adulteration, it has not promulgated any regulations to limit that adulteration. Thus, USDA is not fulfilling its mandate. Farm Sanctuary and the Animal Welfare Institute submit this petition for rulemaking, calling on USDA to begin the process of promulgating regulations to address bird handling and slaughter practices that result in adulteration as is its duty under the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA), 21 U.S.C. § 451 et seq. Read 9 C.F.R. 381, 9 C.F.R. 416, and 9 C.F.R. 500 --all of which are discussed in the petition.
Documents:  PDF icon AWI_FS Poultry Slaughter Rulemaking Petition.pdf (189.42 KB)

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