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Plant manager pleads guilty to harboring illegal immigrant

Plea follows investigation related to ICE raids of poultry plants in 2019
A poultry processing plant manager who was earlier indicted on charges related to the 2019 U.S.   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids of Mississippi poultry plants, has pleaded guilty to harboring an illegal immigrant.
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Allen Harim sues wastewater management company

Lawsuit says Artesian Wastewater Management threatened to end services if Allen Harim doesn’t pay $1.42 million – an amount Allen Harim says it doesn’t owe
Allen Harim Foods filed a lawsuit against Artesian Wastewater Management Inc., claiming Artesian has threatened to stop providing services.
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Court: OSHA needs access to Foundation Food Group plant

Agency has been at odds with company over inspecting poultry processing plant where a nitrogen leak killed six people
A judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a legal battle between Foundation Food Group and the agency. OSHA has been seeking warrants to inspect the company’s poultry processing plant where a liquid nitrogen leak killed six people in January.

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Virginia: COVID cases at meat, poultry plants ‘very low’

Focus of Virginia Department of Health has been making sure poultry plant workers get access to vaccines
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) stated, “the number of COVID-19 cases, outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths associated with meat and poultry processing plants continue to remain very low throughout Virginia.”
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