United Food and Commercial Workers Union, et. al. v. United States Department of Agriculture
In a case brought by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, a Minnesota federal judge has held that the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service’s adoption of the New Swine Inspection System (eliminating line speed limits) violated the Administrative Procedure Act because the agency rejected extensive public comment and eliminated line speed limits without considering the impact on worker safety.
[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "New Swine Inspection System Violates Administrative Procedure Act" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 79.]