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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...
Zero Tolerance for Labour Abuse in Updated Marine Stewardship Council Standard
GLOBAL - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched its updated standard for sustainable fishing. The updated standard...
25 August 2014
Awards for Poultry Plants' Safety Performance
US - A total of 96 chicken and turkey facilities have been recognised by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council for...
Tyson Loses Donning Doffing Appeal
US - A Tenth Circuit panel last week rejected attempts by Tyson Foods to reverse a $4 million verdict and attorneys’ fee...
20 August 2014
A$20,000 Back-pay for Poultry Processors
AUSTRALIA - A labour-hire contractor, who short-changed 10 overseas workers, has agreed to back-pay its former employees...
15 August 2014
Finnish Processor to Axe Office Staff
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor HKScan is to make office staff savings of €4 million in Finland....
 
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