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Water Use IPPE

Improper water use can lead to food safety risks

While cleaning meat and poultry plants, spraying too much or at a pressure that is too high can create problems instead of prevent them
While spraying down meat and poultry processing equipment may seem to be a good way to keep the plant clean and reduce the incidence of pathogens, if done improperly it could do more harm than good.
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Proceedings against Prestage murder suspect may end

Nearly a year after the alleged incident, suspect is still considered incompetent to stand trial

Lukouxs Brown, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of a co-worker at a Prestage Farms plant, is still considered incompetent to stand trial, nearly one year after the fatality occurred.


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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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