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Canada’s Cami International Poultry has license suspended

Facility in Welland, Ontario, allegedly failed to comply with humane treatment rule
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license of Cami International Poultry Limited, a poultry slaughter establishment located in Welland, Ontario.
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Alleged poultry worker wage fixing lawsuits combined

Federal judge opts to consolidate two lawsuits against top poultry companies because of ‘substantial similarity of the parties and claims’
Two lawsuits that allege the top poultry companies of the United States conspired to fix wages for poultry plant workers were consolidated in a Maryland federal court.
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Atria plans to increase poultry production in Finland

Company intends to invest EUR130 million to help meet growing demand for poultry in Scandinavian country
Atria is planning to expand its poultry production in Finland, that will include the renovation of existing production facilities and the construction of new production facilities and lines at the Nurmo plant.
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Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
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Survey shows favor of prosecuting companies ICE raided

State of the State survey in Mississippi asks questions related to August raids of poultry plants in the state
Following the August 7 raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on poultry plants in Mississippi, a poll was conducted asking voters in the state if they thought undocumented immigrant workers would be allowed to stay, and if the companies targeted in the raids should be prosecuted.
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NTF and Sen. Durbin: Ag worker shortage must be addressed

National Turkey Federation leader testifies of need for legal migrant workers, and at least one senator agrees
National Turkey Federation (NTF) Vice Chaiman Ron Kardel told the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry the meat and poultry industry relies on migrant workers, but the current immigration system has faults and needs to be fixed.
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Tyson Foods expands plant in Camilla, Georgia

New line and about 100 jobs are added with expansion of former Keystone Foods facility
Tyson Foods has completed the construction process for an expansion of its value-added poultry plant in Camilla, Georgia.
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