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Thread #165570   Message #3986107
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
06-Apr-19 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
There's also the matter of differing food-safety standards. In addition to chlorinated chicken issues, Trump has now appointed the pork industry as gatekeepers for... the pork industry. His reasoning is that if their meat is bad, they'll get sued, so it's in their best interest to keep their stuff clean. (Not a whisper about all those people who could die from eating it, or get seriously sick and not be able to afford medical care.) Good luck with that, if you start importing from some of your potential trading partners.

Oh, and nuclear plants get to self-regulate too. Welcome to your new buddy.

Please excuse lack of hyperlinks - I can't get the clickifier to work:

That [above] is the essence of the Trump administration's argument for getting rid of about 40 percent of federal pork inspectors. By next month, according to The Washington Post, the pork plants themselves will be in charge of "identifying and removing live diseased hogs when they arrive at the plants"—as opposed to the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service...

https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/news/pork-industry-to-begin-policing-its-own-food-safety-system/

https://www.motherjones.com/food/2019/04/trump-is-about-to-make-the-pork-industry-responsible-for-inspecting-itself/

https://newrepublic.com/article/153465/its-not-just-pork-trump-also-letting-nuclear-plants-regulate-safety