food safety

Poultry Plants Put Food Safety at Risk Under Reckless High-Speed Slaughter

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog, Campaigns

In November of 2018, a gut-wrenching video by a Compassion Over Killing investigator revealed to millions of consumers the truth behind the USDA’s high-speed chicken slaughter program, which provides plants with waivers allowing them to increase already dangerously fast kill line speeds from 140 to 175 birds per minute—nearly three birds every second. A requirement of this waiver is that …

COK Asks Federal Agencies: Don’t ‘Kill’ Slaughter-Free Meat

Compassion Over Killing Staff Blog

Compassion Over Killing has joined the Animal Legal Defense Fund, along with other animal protection organizations, in submitting comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the regulation of slaughter-free meat. And this isn’t the first time COK has addressed “clean meat”: COK Executive Director Erica Meier spoke publicly before the agencies …

Poultry Industry Attempt to Increase Kill Speed is Rejected by USDA

Compassion Over Killing Staff Uncategorized

The US Dept. of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has rejected a chicken industry proposal to allow for the increase of already dangerously fast slaughter line speeds. In December, Compassion Over Killing submitted a comment to the USDA voicing our grave concerns over the National Chicken Council’s proposal. We had also submitted an initial comment in September …

Animal Protection Coalition Urges USDA To Protect Consumers

Compassion Over Killing Staff Animals, Legal Advocacy, Uncategorized

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Compassion Over Killing (COK), representing more than 6 million members and supporters, have submitted a joint comment today, as the comment period closes, to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) sharply criticizing the agency’s “Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed to Substantiate …