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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Lack of reliable detection technology slows PAA regulation

Commonly employed sensors cannot be proven to be effective. This, paired with a lack of federal regulation for exposure to the chemical, makes it difficult for plant operators.
Peracetic acid is widely used in poultry plants, but a lack of reliable technology to track the amount of its presence in the atmosphere makes it difficult for regulators and plant operators to know how much workers are exposed to the chemical.
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How to get a processing line speed waiver

Poultry plants operating on the New Poultry Inspection System for more than a year can speed up their processing line after following a complex approval process.
Poultry plants operating on the New Poultry Inspection System can now operate at speeds as high as 175 birds per minute, but speeding up requires a complex federal approval process.
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House of Raeford honored with Louisiana wastewater award

Company’s operations in Arcadia are honored at the Louisiana Rural Water Association Annual Awards Banquet
House of Raeford Farms received highest honors this year at the Louisiana Rural Water Association (LRWA) Annual Awards Banquet naming its Arcadia, Louisiana, processing plant as Private System of the Year.
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Renderers urge higher renewable fuel standard at EPA hearing

In testimony on July 31 before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. rendering industry and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance called for a higher Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume to increase production of environmentally-friendly biodiesel and renewable diesel. 
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Judge rules in favor of Pilgrim’s in discrimination suit

Man alleged he was discriminated against because of his race and disability while working at plant in Live Oak, Florida
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Pilgrim's Pride employee who alleged the company violated his Family Medical Leave Act rights and discriminated against him because of his race and disability.
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