Cline Bill to Reduce Regulations on Meat Processing
Rep. Ben Cline, R-Lexington, is co-sponsoring a bill that would expand exemptions for local meat processors and producers from federal inspection requirements, according to government documents.
“This would allow for more choice for farmers and consumers to be able to get the federal government out of the way,” Cline said Friday.
The bill, called the PRIME Act, would mean livestock slaughtered at small “custom” processors could be sold inside a state, if the state legislature approves the measure. PRIME stands for Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption.