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14 May 2013
Investment Creates Jobs at Linden Foods
UK - Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has announced a £5million investment by Dungannon-based Linden Foods, which will...
03 May 2013
EC to Recover €230M of CAP Expenditure from Member States
EU - A total of €230 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the...
01 May 2013
On-line Guides to Stunning
UK - New on-line guides to ‘Electrical stunning of red meat animals’ and ‘Captive-bolt stunning of livestock’ have...
30 April 2013
Coalition Applauds Introduction of Agricultural Worker Bill
US - The Food Manufacturers Immigration Coalition praised the introduction of legislation that would assist in establishing...
29 April 2013
New Bill Opens Way for Migrant Workers
A new bill introduced into Congress last week could ease the way for meat and food processing plants and farms to employ...
26 April 2013
Safety of Chemical Use in Poultry Plants Questioned
US - A US action group, the Government Accountability Project (GAP), is calling into question the use of chemicals as disinfection...
Beef Products Inc Fined $450,000 over Ammonia Leak
US - Beef Products Inc. (BPI) has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine to settle alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations...
19 April 2013
Pilgrim's Pride Fined over Safety Following Death of Worker
US – Poultry processor Pilgrim’s Pride, part of the giant JBS group, is to be fined more than $58,000 for breaches of...
02 April 2013
New Report on Farming's Impact on Antibiotic Resistance
UK - Although resistance in human infections is mainly caused by human antibiotic use, for a range of bacteria, farm animal...
25 March 2013
Poultry Groups Refute Recent Claims on Poultry Worker Safety
US - The US Poultry & Egg Association and the National Chicken Council have refuted claims over worker safety made in a recent...
18 March 2013
Report Attacks Conditions in Poultry Plants
US - A report from the Southern Poverty Law Center has hit out at practices in poultry processing plants that the organisation...
Poultry Processor Faces 43 Charges After Death at Plant
US - A Mississippi poultry processor has been charged with 43 health and safety violations following the death of a worker,...
13 March 2013
Nebraska Beef Fined over Safety Violations
US – The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has charged Nebraska Beef with eight safety...
FAO Supports Transformation of Uganda's Agri Sector
UGANDA - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva met with Ugandan Vice-President Edward Sekandi to discuss ways to ensure...
28 February 2013
Farm Bureau Urges New Ag Labour Guestworker Programme
US - A new, modern guestworker programme for agricultural workers is needed so that US farmers and ranchers can continue...
07 February 2013
NFU Calls for Fairness Ahead of Crunch Meeting
EU - European leaders will meet in Brussels this week to try and reach a unanimous agreement on the EU’s long-term budget...
06 February 2013
Minister Announces New Minimum Wage for Farmworkers
SOUTH AFRICA - The new minimum wage for farmworkers for the next three years has been pegged at R105 per day, the Minister...
30 January 2013
IPPE: USPoultry Recognises Industry Workhorse of the Year
US - Dr Charles Olentine, executive vice president of USPoultry was named the organisations' Workhorse of the Year during...
24 January 2013
Quicker, Easier Farm Payments On-line
UK - It will be quicker and easier to apply for Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes under a new integrated online payment...
15 January 2013
HKScan Starts Labour Negotiations in Finland
FINLAND - HKScan Group this week started a six to eight week consultation process with with company's Finnish workforce over...
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