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   Washington To Allow Faster Chicken Processing
by Washington Post
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 3:44PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration now is allowing more chicken processing plants to operate at faster speeds, a move that some in the industry are cheering but others fear will hurt workers and chicken consumers by lowering safety standards.

The administration recently published new criteria for chicken plants applying for waivers to existing limits on how fast processing can go. Plants that receive a waiver will be able to process up to 175 birds per minute — up from the old limit of 140 birds per minute.

The National Chicken Council, which represents the poultry industry, praised the move and noted that each individual plant must meet stringent criteria to obtain a waiver.

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