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26 April 2013
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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