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Victoria order will slow production at 2 Ingham’s plants

Ingham’s will need to reduce its workforce at its plants in Somerville and Thomastown as the Australian state hopes to control the spread of COVID-19
The premier of the Australian state of Victoria has issued Stage 4 lockdown measures for Victorian meat and poultry processing plants, leaving two plants operated by Ingham’s to have to make adjustments.
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Compound stops Listeria spread during food processing

Cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide is active in both light and dark to prevent bacterial growth.
Researchers at the University of Houston have discovered a new compound, cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide (CoO-TiO2), that could halt the reproduction of Listeria monocytogenes and other bacteria in food products.
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Tyson in talks to resume plant’s China export eligibility

Chinese government in June suspended imports of products processed at Tyson Foods poultry plant in Springdale, Arkansas
Tyson Foods has been actively communicating with the governments of the United States and China in hopes that one of its poultry plants in Springdale, Arkansas, will regain eligibility to export products to China.
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Complaint to FTC accuses Tyson of making false claims

Food & Water Watch, Venceremos challenge company’s assertions about working conditions and that its chickens are raised on family farms
A complaint accusing Tyson Foods of making false and misleading claims about the way its contract farmers and plant workers are treated has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
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How to improve poultry operating procedures

Whether on farm or in the processing plant, reviewing operating procedures can help to minimize risk while maximizing performance.
Operating procedures help in the completion of essential tasks, but they must be up to date and appropriate for the current situation of any business.
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Unions sue USDA over line speed waivers

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and five of its local unions say increased line speeds add to worker hazards already present during the COVID-19 pandemic
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and five of its local unions, filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), seeking to end the agency’s issuance of line speed waivers.
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