Labor issues, regulations among NPPC priorities
On the heels of its annual meeting last week, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) spelled out its priorities for 2021 and beyond, focusing on worker safety during COVID-19, addressing labor shortages in rural areas, ongoing legal actions against California’s Proposition 12 and environmental issues.
Newly installed NPPC President Jen Sorenson, from Iowa, noted worker safety is a must, but struck out against plans by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to put in temporary emergency health standards at meat processing plants that would require 6 feet of separation between each worker on the line.
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