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Pilgrim's releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced the release of its 2018 Sustainability Report on Aug. 14. The interactive digital report provides a comprehensive overview of the company’s recent achievements and progress toward 2020 sustainability goals.
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Record number of poultry facilities recognized for safety

230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council
During the 2019 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Florida, a record 230 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs.
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2019 USPOULTRY Live Production seminar to address best management practices

Throughout the years, the poultry industry has faced numerous challenges and opportunities, but the welfare of poultry flocks continues to be an issue of utmost importance. To address these concerns, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers are collaborating again this year to sponsor the 2019 Live Production, Welfare & Biosecurity Seminar, Sept. 17-18, at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
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OSHA cites Wayne Farms poultry plant

Agency alleges company exposed employees to hazardous chemicals at its poultry plant in Laurel, Mississippi
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Wayne Farms for allegedly exposing employees to hazardous chemicals at its poultry processing facility in Laurel, Mississippi.
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ICE raids occur at Koch Foods, Peco Foods plants

3 busloads of suspected illegal immigrants detained at Koch Foods poultry plant in Morton, Mississippi
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agency executed multiple federal criminal search warrants at seven agricultural processing plants in Mississippi, which resulted in the detainment of 680 alleged illegal immigrant workers.
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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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