In all their wisdom, the 4th Reich has decided to shift responsibility for meat-safety inspections from George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III’s Department of Agriculture to the pork industry itself:
“President Donald Trump’s US Department of Agriculture is close to finalizing a plan that would allow those lines to move even faster, reports the Washington Post’s Kimberly Kindy. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is currently responsible for overseeing the kill line, making sure that tainted meat doesn’t enter the food supply. The plan would partially privatize federal oversight of pork facilities, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40 percent and replacing them with plant employees, Kindy adds. In other words, the task of ensuring the safety of the meat supply will largely shift from people paid by the public to people being paid by the meat industry.”
Upton Sinclair is spinning in his grave writing a new prologue to The Jungle.
You’ve seen Comrade Trump fly, now watch him inspect food. What could go wrong?