This Week: Poop On Your Pork Chop? USDA Inspectors Warn Against Trump Admin’s Self-Inspecting Plants

December 19, 2019 4:08 p.m.

Pork producers are inspecting their own products. Whistleblowers say that makes the meat you eat less safe. We’ve covered this in the past: the Trump administration is letting pork producers use company workers to do inspection jobs that used to belong to USDA inspectors. Now, a handful of those inspectors are blowing the whistle, saying that meat from self-inspection factories leaves consumers vulnerable.

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