Consumer groups oppose bill reducing meat inspections

10/2/2007 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The 2007 Farm Bill, which the House approved in July, contains a change that would reduce federal inspections on meat produced locally by small companies. Critics of the bill, which would require states without meat inspection laws to establish their own inspection programs, say that state inspection standards are not uniform and federal inspections are guaranteed effective in securing food safety.

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