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24 July 2014
JBS Workers Agree New Contract
US – Workers at the JBS beef slaughter and processing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska, who belong to United Food and Commercial...
22 July 2014
National Safety Conference to Discuss Industry Safety Trends, Best Practices
US - The 2014 National Safety Conference for the poultry industry will address current safety challenges facing industry...
11 July 2014
New Poultry Meat Inspection Rules Go to Office of Management and Budget
US - The USDA has submitted a draft final version of the HAACP Based Models Project (HIMP), the Modernization of Poultry...
10 July 2014
Safety Trends at US Poultry Conference
US - Industry safety trends and best practices will be the central theme to the US poultry sector's National Safety Conference...
30 June 2014
JBS Workers Vote to Strike
US - Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 union working at the Brazilian owned JBS beef plant in Greeley,...
25 June 2014
Labour Board Orders OK Foods to Set Union Election Aside
US - The National Labor Relations Board has ordered OK Foods to set aside the 1 May union election and schedule a re-run...
24 June 2014
Meat Processor Fined for Hazardous Working Conditions
US - Louisiana food processor Acadian Fine Foods has been fined more than $120,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational...
Cargill Turkey Feed Mill Marks 30 years with no Lost Time Injury
US - An impressive accomplishment began in 1984 at the Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats (CTCM) feed mill, located in Springdale,...
12 June 2014
One-Year Exemption from Break Provision for Poultry Drivers
US - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted a limited exemption from the break provision contained...
10 June 2014
Moy Park Makes it on to New Inward In vestment Track 50 League Table
UK - Moy Park is the only company from Northern Ireland to make it on to the inaugural Sunday Times PA Consulting Inward...
09 June 2014
Primary Sector Future Capability Report Released
NEW ZEALAND - It is important to have an understanding of the sector’s workforce requirements, to be well placed to take...
20 May 2014
How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help...
25 April 2014
Complaint Filed Against Poultry Plant over Unsafe Practices
US - The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)...
18 April 2014
France Appoints Food Sector Coordinator
FRANCE - The French government has appointed a new food industry delegate charged with putting new life into the sector and...
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...
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