NLCR to Highlight Risks of Proposed USDA Rule for Poultry Workers in Press Briefing

A proposed regulation sitting on the Secretary of Agriculture’s desk could substantially change the way turkeys get from the farm to the Thanksgiving table for the worse, National Council of La Raza (NLCR) officials say. Their experts are concerned that the regulation from the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) threatens food and worker safety by speeding up production lines in poultry processing plants without proper protections. The poultry processing and meatpacking workforce, of which a high percentage is Latino, could face greater risk of injury in an industry notorious for its hazardous working conditions, officials add. Officials from NCLR and Food and Water Watch invite industry members to a discussion about the potential effects of faster line speed on workers and consumers. Attendees will also get the chance to hear from both a poultry inspector and a poultry worker.

If you plan to attend, it is encouraged that you RSVP to Joseph Rendeiro at

  • WHAT: Telephonic press conference examining safety in turkey processing
  • WHO: Catherine Singley Harvey, senior policy analyst, NCLR, Esmudo Juarez Carranza, turkey processing worker, Arkansas, Tony Corbo, senior lobbyist, Food and Water Watch and Ken Ward, retired USDA inspector
  • WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EST
  • HOW: Call:  (866) 952-1907, Conference ID: Regulations

To follow along with the accompanying PowerPoint presentation, please join the meeting here.

  • Meeting ID:  REGULATIONS
  • Password:  ATTEND
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