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02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
02 June 2020
Farmers regularly face isolation; it's important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health...
Brazil’s prosecutors make Marfrig agree to more worker protections amid pandemic
Meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has signed a settlement with Brazil’s labour prosecutors that will improve protections...
01 June 2020
Beef – during and beyond COVID-19
As parts of the world cautiously ease out of lockdown and reassess COVID-19’s impact on the beef sector, Rabobank’s latest...
Irish Beef Finishers Hit Hard by COVID-19 & Brexit Losses of €111M
Irish Farmer's Association National Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said Agriculture Minister Creed must secure a direct...
20 May 2015
Keeping Meat Distribution Going at Cargill Mount Crawford
US – Meat and agrifood processing giant Cargill’s distribution centre at Mouth Crawford, Virginia ships more than 400...
14 May 2015
OK Foods Taken to Labour Board over Dismissals
US - United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000 in the US is formally filing Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National...
10 April 2015
Moy Park Wins International Safety Award
UK – UK poultry processor, Moy Park, has won an International Safety Award with merit from the British Safety Council....
13 March 2015
Recognition for 2 Sisters Health and Safety Messages
UK - An innovative digital health and safety communication campaign, introduced by 2 Sisters, has received industry recognition....
29 December 2014
US Chicken Industry Defends Worker Safety Record
US - US poultry industry associations have hit out at the reaction of the country's Occupational Safety and Health Administration...
19 December 2014
Meat Plant Fined after Death of Worker
US - A Texas meat plant has been fined more than $50,000 after a worker was killed by a car while cleaning outside the meat...
18 December 2014
Silver Fern Forced to Pay Redundancy to Seasonal Workers
NEW ZEALAND - The New Zealand Employment Relations Authority has found meat processor Silver Fern Farms guilty of failing...
15 December 2014
Long Safety Record for Cargill Friona Beef Plant
US - It was June 2013 when the last lost time injury occurred at Cargill’s large beef processing plant here, which employs...
11 December 2014
Worker Safety Education Programme Offered at 2015 IPPE
US - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is a hosting a 'Worker Safety Considerations: Equipment Design, Installation...
20 November 2014
OK Foods Guilty of Objectionable Conduct in Union Election
US - The US National Labour Relations Board has ordered OK Foods to set aside the result of a union election held on 1 May...
03 November 2014
Food Industry Tempts Tomorrows Engineers
UK - More than 2,400 students and teachers are to be targeted in a bid to inspire interest in engineering and other STEM-related...
24 October 2014
Pig Meat Workers Encouraged to Get Flu Jab
US - The US Pork Checkoff is recommending people in contact with pigs get vaccinated in order to protect farmers, workers...
21 October 2014
Meat Plant Worker Maimed by Hoof Machine
NEW ZEALAND - A New Zealand meat processing company has been prosecuted for the third time for incidents involving injuries...
09 October 2014
New Temporary Foreign Worker Programme to Hit Meat Processing
CANADA - Reduced access to temporary foreign workers will impact the ability of Canadian meat processors to add value to...
03 October 2014
Foreign Worker Programme Changes Hit Canada's Meat Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council is warning that changes to Canada's temporary foreign worker programme are jeopardszing...
 
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