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19 November 2013
US Poultry Sector Injuries at All-Time Low
US - The number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in the poultry sector, including slaughter and processing,...
17 October 2013
Baiada Chicken Factory Workers Claim to be 'Underpaid'
AUSTRALIA - A company supplying foreign labour to one of Australia's biggest chicken producers has been accused of illegal...
04 October 2013
Tyson to Pay $5 million in Donning and Doffing Case
US - A federal judge in Nebraska has ordered Tyson Foods Inc. to pay nearly $5 million in a donning and doffing class action...
19 September 2013
Danish Crown Employees Say No to Visionary Proposal
DENMARK - A majority of employees in Danish Crown’s pork division have rejected the proposal, presented by the slaughterhouse...
06 September 2013
Chicago Meat Processor Fined over Safety
US - Chicago meat processor, Vienna Beef is to be fined $53,000 for 10 serious safety violations. ...
05 September 2013
USDA Criticised over Poultry Inspection Projects
US - The USDA has come under fire for failing to make a full evaluation of pilot projects set up as a basis for changes in...
Call for Protection for Poultry and Meat Processing Workers
US - A coalition of civil rights groups has called on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the US Department...
04 September 2013
Bird Flu Infection Confirmed in Italian Poultry Worker
ITALY - A positive diagnosis for H7N7 avian influenza A virus in a person exposed to sick birds belonging to the farms in...
03 September 2013
Appeal Court Rules in Favour of Workers in Donning and Doffing Case
US - A Wisconsin appeal’s court ruling last month came down in favour of workers at a Tyson meat processing plant ordering...
22 August 2013
Chinese Bird Flu Outbreak Came from Ducks
CHINA - The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China earlier this year was probably transferred from domestic duck to chickens...
Poultry Companies Recognised for Safety Performance
US - The US poultry industry's Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has rewarded 92 chicken and turkey facilities for...
16 August 2013
Securing Future Success of Farming
UK - Successful businesses have competent and motivated managers, work collaboratively, innovate and ensure knowledge is...
07 August 2013
Election Call for Workplace Reform to Stop Unions “Killing Manufacturing”
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia’s largest beef processing companies has challenged both major political parties to “get...
06 August 2013
Teys Australia Beenleigh Workers Accept New Workplace Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Workers at the Teys bef processing plant in Beenleigh, Queensland have voted to accept a new Enterprise Bargaining...
31 July 2013
Smithfield Foods Records Lowest Injury Rate
US - Smithfield Foods’ companywide injury and illness rates for 2012 continued at their lowest levels in the company's...
Meat Groups Urge No Change on Donning and Doffing
US - The American Meat Institute along with the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and North American Meat...
29 July 2013
Meat Groups Take Donning and Doffing Case to Court
US – Four meat and poultry associations today filed an Amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the...
26 July 2013
Pilgrim's Pride Fined $170,000 over Safety Violations
US– The De Queen poultry processing plant owned by Pilgrim's Pride has been fined $170,000 by the US Department of Labor's...
Northern Beef Packers Lays Off Majority of Staff
US - Northern Beef Packers who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week has laid off more than 250 workers go...
22 July 2013
Four Million Syrians Unable to Produce, Buy Enough Food
SYRIA - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year. ...
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