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Complaint to FTC accuses Tyson of making false claims

Food & Water Watch, Venceremos challenge company’s assertions about working conditions and that its chickens are raised on family farms
A complaint accusing Tyson Foods of making false and misleading claims about the way its contract farmers and plant workers are treated has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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Pilgrim’s Pride reports double-digit export growth

Opening of China market, strong demand in southeast Asia help export volumes grow 12% and export revenues grow 15%
The first half of 2020 has been a productive one for Pilgrim’s Pride in terms of exports, as the company through the first two quarters saw its export volumes grow 12% and export revenues grow 15%.
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Tyson Foods launches nationwide COVID monitoring strategy

Company also expands health staff as part of ongoing health and safety efforts to combat COVID-19
As part of its commitment to team member safety and continually evolving efforts to protect workers from COVID-19, Tyson Foods is launching a new, industry-leading monitoring program and expanding its occupational health staff, including a new chief medical officer position.
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Explaining sustainability could benefit livestock producers

With so much of the focus on animal welfare, the livestock industry could benefit from explaining why welfare and sustainability do not always go hand in hand
It would behoove poultry and livestock producers to come up with common measurements for "sustainability" and not just let activists do this.
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Maple Leaf Foods names Nadia Theodore to SVP role

After 20 years of service to the Canadian federal government, Theodore will become Maple Leaf Foods senior vice president of industry and global government relations
Maple Leaf Foods named Nadia Theodore as senior vice president of global industry and government relations, effective October 13.
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Unions sue USDA over line speed waivers

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and five of its local unions say increased line speeds add to worker hazards already present during the COVID-19 pandemic
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and five of its local unions, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), seeking to end the agency’s issuance of line speed waivers.
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