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NPPC Welcomes New Swine Inspection System, ‘Reflecting a 21st Century Industry’

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) finalized today its New Swine Inspection System (NSIS).

“We applaud the USDA for introducing a new inspection system that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork,” said National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a producer from Lillington, N.C. “The U.S. pork production system is the envy of the world because we continuously adopt new practices and technologies, while enhancing safety, quality and consistency. This new inspection system codifies the advancements we have made into law, reflecting a 21st century industry.”

The NSIS, which has been piloted at five pork processing plants, was developed overmany years of research and evaluation and recently received the endorsement of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, highlighting the strong science-based approach used in designing the program.

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