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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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DHS secretary: No more ICE raids of workplaces

Agency wants to focus more on employers who participate in exploitative practices

Raids by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) at workplaces where undocumented immigrants are employed will no longer be allowed, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas stated in a memorandum.

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Pilgrim’s Pride: No questions, please

Upcoming earnings call will only offer prepared remarks from Pilgrim’s executives

Pilgrim’s Pride announced that it would release the financial results of its third quarter on October 27, and on the following day, it would hold a conference call to provide further color on those results.

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Attorneys allege Messer destroyed evidence

Lawyers seek sanctions against Messer, alleging the company was not truthful as the fatal liquid nitrogen leak at Foundation Food Group poultry processing plant was being investigated

Attorneys representing the estate administrators and surviving families of the six people killed in the liquid nitrogen leak at the Foundation Food Group plant in Gainesville, Georgia, allege that Messer Gas destroyed a piece of evidence and provided false information.

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Sheriff seeks information on death of Mar-Jac employee

Summer Buzbee, who worked at an Alabama Mar-Jac Poultry plant, was found deceased in February

Authorities in Walker County, Alabama, are seeking information about the disappearance and death of a Mar-Jac Poultry employee who was last seen on December 17, 2020. A reward of $25,000 is being offered.

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No hormone label means something to consumers

Label may point out what some people already know, but it still makes people feel good when they see it

While added hormones are not used and are even illegal in U.S. broiler production, many poultry companies still use labeling that identify their products as hormone-free.

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High welfare outcomes possible regardless of breed

However, conventional breeds ‘are not very forgiving,’ said Perdue’s Bruce Stewart-Brown

High-welfare outcomes are possible with any breed of broiler chickens, but achieving those outcomes is somewhat easier for some breeds, said Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown, Perdue Farms senior vice president of technical services and innovation.

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PETA files complaint about Plainville Farms to FTC

Animal rights group makes case to Federal Trade Commission that Plainville Farms should stop using terms like ‘humanely raised’ and ‘stress-free environment’

Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging the agency to investigate the company’s claims that its turkeys are humanely raised.

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BRF makes managerial changes

Vice president of international markets to become adviser to CEO, effective January 2022

BRF is making organizational changes that involve changes in management personnel. The changes were announced in a securities filing, published on the BRF Investor Relations webpage.

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