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Moy Park workers stage walkout over COVID-19 concerns

Company had just announced it was hiring temporary workers to fill demand for its products
Workers at the Moy Park plant in Portadown, Northern Ireland, staged a walkout because of what union workers viewed as a lack of measures to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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Hormel Foods to give cash bonuses to production workers

Team members working ‘around the clock’ during the COVID-19 pandemic
Hormel Foods, a global branded food company will provide a special cash bonus to its plant production team members who continue to work tirelessly to produce food during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Sanderson Farms implements COVID-19 response plan

Measures include hand sanitation stations, a ban on travel and more frequent cleaning of processing facilities.
Sanderson Farms is taking action to keep employees safe and ensure the continued production of high-quality poultry products during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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House members to USTR: Make UK poultry trade a priority

With United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, an export opportunity for U.S. poultry is here
Upcoming trade negotiations between the United States and United Kingdom need to include discussions about gaining U.S. poultry access to the U.K., a group of U.S. House members say.
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Mountaire Farms reaches settlement in lawsuit

106 residents of Sussex County, Delaware, sued the poultry company over environmental concerns
Mountaire Farms has reached a settlement with a group of 106 residents of Sussex County, Delaware, that has sued the company over environmental worries.
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Cherkizovo reports fewer workplace accidents in 2019

Russian company took measures in 2019 to improve occupational health and safety processes.
In 2019, Russian meat, poultry and grain company Cherkizovo Group managed to reduce its Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) from 14% to 1.71%.
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New Maple Leaf Foods plants to be completed in 2022

Plans continue for new poultry plant in Ontario and alternative protein plant in Indiana
Maple Leaf Foods is in the process of building a value-added fresh poultry plant in London, Ontario, and a plant-based protein plant in Shelbyville, Indiana. The Canada-based company expects the construction of both facilities to be completed in 2022.
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Activists sue USDA over poultry plant line speed waivers

Plaintiffs claim agency did not give adequate public notice and through issuance of waivers, compromised worker safety and food safety
A collection of activist groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) challenging the poultry plant line speed waiver system created in 2018.
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Keeping International Production & Processing Expo relevant

The show focuses on connecting the global feed and protein communities with new technology, learning experiences and networking.
Looking forward, IPPE’s focus is on connecting the global animal food and protein communities with new and innovative technology, learning experiences and networking to improve their business.
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