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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...
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...
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