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05 September 2013
Call for Protection for Poultry and Meat Processing Workers
US - A coalition of civil rights groups has called on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the US Department...
04 September 2013
Bird Flu Infection Confirmed in Italian Poultry Worker
ITALY - A positive diagnosis for H7N7 avian influenza A virus in a person exposed to sick birds belonging to the farms in...
03 September 2013
Appeal Court Rules in Favour of Workers in Donning and Doffing Case
US - A Wisconsin appeal’s court ruling last month came down in favour of workers at a Tyson meat processing plant ordering...
22 August 2013
Chinese Bird Flu Outbreak Came from Ducks
CHINA - The outbreak of H7N9 bird flu in China earlier this year was probably transferred from domestic duck to chickens...
Poultry Companies Recognised for Safety Performance
US - The US poultry industry's Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has rewarded 92 chicken and turkey facilities for...
16 August 2013
Securing Future Success of Farming
UK - Successful businesses have competent and motivated managers, work collaboratively, innovate and ensure knowledge is...
07 August 2013
Election Call for Workplace Reform to Stop Unions “Killing Manufacturing”
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia’s largest beef processing companies has challenged both major political parties to “get...
06 August 2013
Teys Australia Beenleigh Workers Accept New Workplace Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Workers at the Teys bef processing plant in Beenleigh, Queensland have voted to accept a new Enterprise Bargaining...
31 July 2013
Smithfield Foods Records Lowest Injury Rate
US - Smithfield Foods’ companywide injury and illness rates for 2012 continued at their lowest levels in the company's...
Meat Groups Urge No Change on Donning and Doffing
US - The American Meat Institute along with the National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and North American Meat...
29 July 2013
Meat Groups Take Donning and Doffing Case to Court
US – Four meat and poultry associations today filed an Amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the...
26 July 2013
Pilgrim's Pride Fined $170,000 over Safety Violations
US– The De Queen poultry processing plant owned by Pilgrim's Pride has been fined $170,000 by the US Department of Labor's...
Northern Beef Packers Lays Off Majority of Staff
US - Northern Beef Packers who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week has laid off more than 250 workers go...
22 July 2013
Four Million Syrians Unable to Produce, Buy Enough Food
SYRIA - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year. ...
19 July 2013
Teys Claims Workers Petitioning for Secret Ballot in Dispute
AUSTRALIA - Australian meat processor Teys, at the centre of a dispute with workers over pay and conditions at its Beenleigh...
18 July 2013
NFU: Farmers Need Fair, Functional Markets
US - The US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry’s yesterday (17 July) held a hearing on the Commodity...
17 July 2013
Spanish Farmers Worried over CAP
SPAIN - Farmers in Spain are worried about the many issues that remain in the air on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...
16 July 2013
Linking Farmers to Moving Markets
GLOBAL - A report by the FAO discusses the need for policy-makers to recognise the vast diversity of 'smallholder farmers',...
12 July 2013
Future of Beenleigh Plant in Question
AUSTRALIA - Talks between the Australian meat processor Teys and the Australasian Meat Workers Union broke down this week...
11 July 2013
NFU Board Stands Strong: Do Not Split Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors, acting in its capacity as the organization’s Legislative Committee,...
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