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14 April 2014
High Number of Work Related Injuries Found in Poultry Plant Workers
US - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has found that a high number of workers at a South...
09 April 2014
Poultry Groups Oppose Changes to Workers Representation Rules
US - Poultry organisations in the US have hit out at new rules being put forward by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
02 April 2014
Workers to Vote on Union at OK Foods
US - The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000 and OK Foods have agreed to an election date for fifty-five...
01 April 2014
Charoen Pokphand to Lay Off Burmese Workers
THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) are to lay off around 1,200 migrant Burmese workers at its seafood processing company...
26 March 2014
Maple Leaf Foods Fined C$110,000 After Worker Loses Fingers
CANADA - Maple Leaf Foods has been fined C$110,000 after a worker lost fingers in a chopping machine....
24 March 2014
Mississippi Factory Workers Rally For Basic Rights
US - Two organisations backing poultry processing workers are to try again to force through a bill in the state senate that...
12 March 2014
Meat Union - Teys Pay Battle Hots Up
AUSTRALIA - The Australasian Meat Union has called on meat processor Teys to rerun the ballot over a new pay and working...
03 March 2014
Call for U-turn on Increased Poultry Processing Line Speeds
US - Congress leaders joined forces with poultry processing workers last week to call on the USDA to stop the proposal to...
17 February 2014
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for south of England farmers after the wettest January...
14 February 2014
Group Calls for Action over Inspection Staffing Shortages
US - US consumer action group Food & Water Watch has called on to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to investigate the staffing...
24 January 2014
Cargill to Pay $2.2M over Hiring Discrimination Charges
US - Cargill Meat Solutions has agreed to settle charges of hiring discrimination based on race and sex with the US Department...
21 January 2014
Explosion Wrecks Animal Feed Plant
US - Two people have been killed and 10 injured in an explosion at an animal feed plant in Nebraska....
17 January 2014
France Welcomes German Minimum Wage for Slaughterhouse Workers
FRANCE - France has welcomed a move by Germany to introduce a minimum wage for workers in German slaughterhouses....
06 January 2014
Guidelines for Poultry Processors to Reduce Work Related Injuries Updated
US - The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its guidelines to poultry processors to reduce the...
18 December 2013
Authorities Clamp Down on Tyson after Worker Loses Hand
US - US meat and poultry processing giant Tyson Foods has been placed on the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety...
16 December 2013
Renewal of Agreement to Promote Farm Health and Safety
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly to promote...
10 December 2013
Beef Working Group Moving to Sustainable Principles
EU - The development of a set of practices to help the adoption of a series of 39 principles for sustainable beef production...
27 November 2013
Resistant Bacteria Found for First Time on UK Poultry Farm
UK - Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria have been found for the first time in farm livestock at a...
25 November 2013
Tyson Faces Fines over Hazards at Meat Plant
US - US meat processing giant Tyson Foods faces fines of more than $120,000 for safety hazards found at its Buffalo New York...
Oregon Processor Fined over Meat Tenderiser Accident
US - The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has fined Bright Oaks Meat $7,850 after an employee's...
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