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The US will invest $ 32 million to upgrade 167 slaughterhouses after the pandemic

The United States announced a $ 32 million investment in aid to 167 slaughterhouses and meat and poultry processing plants to help expand their capacity and efficiency through the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program ( Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant, MPIRG).

With this grant, companies in the meat and poultry sector can cover costs for improvements such as expanding existing facilities, modernizing processing equipment, and meeting food safety, labeling and packaging requirements necessary to achieve a federal inspection grant. under the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Poultry Products Inspection Act, or to operate under a state cooperative interstate shipping program.