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OSHA cites Seaboard Foods’ Guymon plant

Agency alleges Seaboard failed to identify, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders

Seaboard Foods failed to prevent workers from being exposed to repetitive motion injuries and did not record injuries that needed more than basic first aid at its plant in Guymon, Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleges.


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Tyson Foods to build plant in Bowling Green

New facility in Kentucky will produce Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand Bacon products

Tyson Foods has plans for a $355 million plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in which Jimmy Dean and Wright Brand Bacon products will be produced.


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Meatpacking industry hearing a joke, just like Congress

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis members seemed to be unwilling to really learn from the hearing

When I learned that the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis was holding a hearing named “How the Meatpacking Industry Failed the Workers Who Feed America,” I thought it might be worth checking out the livestream.


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Biomapping watches for Salmonella-friendly conditions

By regularly monitoring these organisms over time, production and processing facilities can keep tabs consistently on their Salmonella risk.
As opposed to trying to find the Salmonella needle in the food plant haystack, biomapping looks for conditions that make those needles more common.
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