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MEAT

INSPECTION

STARFORD

HEARINGS

GOV'T

UNIVE?

DEC 1907

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 2147, S. 2218, and H.R. 12144

BILLS TO CLARIFY AND OTHERWISE AMEND THE MEAT
INSPECTION ACT, TO PROVIDE FOR COOPERATION WITH
APPROPRIATE STATE AGENCIES WITH RESPECT TO STATE
MEAT INSPECTION PROGRAMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

NOVEMBER 9, 10, 14, AND 15, 1967

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1967

86-531

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana, Chairman SPESSARD L. HOLLAND, Florida

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota
HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware
B. EVERETT JORDAN, North Carolina JACK MILLER, Iowa
GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota MARK 0. HATFIELD, Oregon
JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, New Mexico
WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
HARRY F. BYRD, JR., Virginia
ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina

COTYS M. MOUSER, Chief Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND GENERAL LEGISLATION

B. EVERETT JORDAN, North Carolina, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota HARRY F. BYRD, JR., Virginia

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina

CONTENTS

Statement of-

Baumgart, Reuben A., Compliance and Evaluation Staff, Consumer

and Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Milwaukee, Page

Wiscon

91

Bennett, Hon. Wallace F., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah.--

196
Biemiller, Andrew J., director, Department of Legislation, American

Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.- 164

Bucy, Charles W., Assistant General Counsel for Marketing, Regula-

tory Laws, Research, and Operations, Office of the General Counsel,

U.S. Department of Agriculture--

73

Bull, L. L., secretary of agriculture, State of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg,

Pa., and secretary-treasurer, National Association of State Depart-
ments of Agriculture..

285
Campbell, Phil

, commissioner of agriculture, State of Georgia,
Atlanta, Ga., representing the National Association of State Depart-
ments of Agriculture..

265

Chizek, Edward, Compliance and Evaluation Staff, Consumer and

Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Omaha, Nebr. 91

Clark, Hon. Joseph S., a U.S. Senator from the State of Pennsylvania- 194

Clarkson, M. R., executive secretary, American Veterinary Medical

Association.

207

Coke, Earl, director, California Department of Agriculture, Sacra-
mento, Calif.

152

Cox, Clifton B., Armour food group vice president, Armour & Co.,

Chicago, Ill...

85, 220

Davies, Aled P., vice president, American Meat Institute -

127
Desmond, Mrs. Ruth G., president, Federation of Homemakers.- 257
Doherty, James E., legislative representative, American Federation
of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.-

164
Dunkelberger, Edward, on behalf of National Canners Association --
Edwards, Ř. V., Wilson & Co., Chicago, Ill. -

101
Erikson, Arval, Oscar Mayer & Co., Madison, Wis-

84, 223
Fisher, 'Howard G., vice president, meat 'division, Cudahy Co.,
Phoeniz, Ariz...

86

Foley, Hon. Thomas S., a U.S. Representative in Congress from the

Fifth Congressional District of Washington.-

86, 222

Furness, Betty, Special Assistant to the President for Consumer

Affairs...

243

Gauger, David E., vice president, Lexington Rendering Co., Lex-

ington, Nebr...

225

Glaze, T. W., public relations department, Swift & Co., Chicago,

Ill..

295

Gorman, Patrick E., secretary-treasurer, Amalgamated Meat Cutters

& Butcher Workmen of North America, AFL-CIO---

112

Gray, R. F., chairman of the board, Geo. A. Hormel & Co., Austin,

Minn.

168

Green, Hon. William J., a U.S. Representative in Congress from the

Fifth Congressional District of Pennsylvania-

82, 84, 222

Hart, Hon. Philip A., a U.S. Senator from the State of Michigan --- 198

Hawk, George E., Rath Packing Co., Waterloo, Iowa.

223

Haynie, Roscoe G., chairman, Wilson & Co., Dallas, Tex.

126

Helstein, Ralph, president, United Packinghouse Food & Allied

Workers, AFL-ČIO.-

177

Hunt, Wells E., vice president, Hygrade Food Products Corp., Detroit,

Mich..

87, 223

Johnson, Clifford L., West Point Rendering Co., Lexington, Nebr.-- 295

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Statement of_Continued

Johnson, Reuben L., director, legislative services, National Farmers

Page

Union...

94

Kemp, J. R., Iowa Beef Packers, Dakota City, Nebr.--

87

Killick, John A., executive secretary, National Independent Meat

Packers Association...

98

Kornberg, Sam, National Buring Packing Co. of Arkansas, Memphis,

Tenn.

Kota, Stephen, Compliance and Evaluation Staff, Consumer and

Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Norfolk, Va-- 92

Kurkowski, L. J., vice president, John Morrell & Co., Chicago, Ill -- 221

Laidley, R. R., president, Mickelberry's Food Products Co., Chicago,

Ill.

87

Leonard, Rodney E., Deputy Assistant Secretary, Consumer and

Marketing Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture -

60

Liljenquist, L. Blaine, president and general manager, Western States

Meat Packers Association..

112

Lynn, John C., legislative director, American Farm Bureau Federation. 202

Mľadeira, Robert L., executive director, National Institute of Locker

and Freezer Provisioners, Elizabethtown, Pa----

301

Magdanz, Don F., executive secretary-treasurer, National Livestock

Feeders Association, Omaha, Nebr..

203

Marsh, Edwin E., executive secretary, National Wool Growers Associa-

tion, Salt Lake City, Utah..

Mayer, Arnold, legislative representative, Amalgamated Meat Cutters

& Butcher Workmen of North America, AFL-ČIO..

176

McDonald, Mrs. Grace, executive secretary, California Farmer-

Consumer Information Committee, Santa Clara, Calif.-

215

McMillan, C. W., executive vice president, American National Cattle-

men's Association, Denver, Colo.

202, 219

Monroney, Hon. A. S. Mike, a U.S. Senator from the State of Okla-

homa?

197

Montoya, Hon. Joseph M., a U.S. Senator from the State of New

Mexico..

52

Nader, Ralph, Washington, D.C...

141

Nelson, Hon. Gaylord, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wisconsin

198

Orear, Leslie, director of publications, United Packinghouse Food &

Allied Workers, AFL-CIO.

177

Paul, Elias, president, Cudahy Co., Phoenix, Ariz.--

82

Ray, Oakley M., vice president, American Feed Manufacturers Associ-

ation.

212

Reneker, R. W., president, Swift & Co., Chicago, Ill.

81, 111, 222

Restad, Sigmund H., director of agriculture, Department of Natural

Resources, State of Alaska, Juneau, Alaska

202

Rowe, Maurice, commissioner, Virginia Department of Agriculture

and Commerce, Richmond, Va--

139

Schachter, Leo B., executive vice president, Amalgamated Meat

Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America, AFL-CIO..

168

Schlaphoff, Elmer C., director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture,

Lincoln, Nebr.

99, 300

Schwandt, Russel G., commissioner of agriculture, State of Minnesota,

St. Paul, Minn..

233

Schweigert, Ray, chairman, Minnesota Meat Advisory Board, St.

Paul, Minn..

176

Sickels, Harvey N., secretary and legislative representative, National

Farmers Organization.-

124

Smith, Hon. Neal, a U.S. Representative in Congress from the Fifth

Congressional District of Iowa.

236

Somers, Robert K., Deputy Administrator, Consumer Protection,

Consumer and Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture- 67

Southard, Shelby Edward, Cooperative League of the USA

208

Thompson, M. B., president, Geo. A. Hormel & Co., Austin, Minn. 82

Warne, Colston E., president, Consumers Union, Mount Vernon,

N. Y

210

Wheeler, Mrs. Dorothy S., secretary, board of directors, Greenbelt

Consumer Services, Beltsville, Md.

212

Zagoria, Mrs. Sylvia, assistant to the general secretary, National
Consumer League.

209

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Miscellaneous documents:

S. 2147, 90th Congress -

S. 2218, 90th Congress-

H.R. 12144, 90th Congress.

Request from Department of Agriculture for enactment of S. 2147--

Staff explanation of meat inspection bills---

Amendment to S. 2147, proposed by Senator Montoya-

List of States with meat inspection services.

Authority for Federal regulation of intrastate commerce in meat and

meat products--

Study on constitutionality of Federal intrastate meat inspection by the

Legislative Reference Service, Library of Congress -

Plants of major meatpacking companies not under Federal meat in-

spection..

Article from the Des Moines, Iowa, Register, November 8, 1967.

Correspondence between Representative Foley and Swift & Co.

Paper by Dr. John Silliker, president, Silliker Laboratories -

Memorandum on activities pertaining to meat inspection of the Office

of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Editorial from the Minneapolis Tribune, November 13, 1967.

Excerpts from the Packinghouse Worker...

Photographs of certain meatpacking plants in Chicago, October 23,

1967...

Resolution adopted by the National Association of State Departments

of Agriculture -

Inspectors needed under S. 2218.

Training of State meat inspectors -

Nonfederally inspected plants by States.

Federal and nonfederally inspected commercial slaughter by States -

Cost estimates, manpower needed and coverage under the Smith-Foley

bill.

Article from the Chicago American, November 14, 1967

Article from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, August 12,

1967..

Public Law 87-718, to provide further for cooperation with States in

administration and enforcement of certain Federal laws

Commissioning of State officials to conduct examinations and investi-

gations under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act---

Poultry inspection in Georgia. -

Statement on foreign meat inspection review program of the Depart-

ment of Agriculture...

Statement on utilization of animals not killed by slaughter by David

E. Gauger --

Article from the Fremont, Nebr., Tribune, September 9, 1967, on

pet foods.

Poll of Nebraska's veterinarians use of dead animals_

297

298

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