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USDA Sets 2017 Rates for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Inspection, Certification, and Lab Services

Thursday, December 29, 2016
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The Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced the rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters in 2017 for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. The 2017 rates will be applied beginning Feb. 5 and are as follows (per hour/per employee): basetime, $55.84 (up from $54.56); overtime, $70.28 (up from $69.20); holiday, $84.72 (up from $83.84); and laboratory, $71.72 (up from $69.96).

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