USDA extends swine plant line speed trials until 2025

The extension will now also include a study to better understand the impact of those speed increases on worker safety.

Line speed trials at swine plants are set to continue for roughly another year.

The extension will now also include a study to better understand the impact of those speed increases on worker safety. Last year, the Food Safety and Inspection Service allowed a 90-day extension to design the study which will go until January of 2025. The National Pork Producers Council applauds the move and says it gives the industry a level of certainty in an uncertain time. They say a loss in line speed would cost producers roughly $10 per head.

The new study will include on-site visits, interviews, and observations at increased speeds.

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