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Murder-suicide occurs at Plainville Farms facility

Turkey company’s transportation supervisor was apparently killed by a contractor he fired the day before
A transportation supervisor for turkey company Plainville Farms was fatally shot outside the company’s distribution facility in Oxford Township, Pennsylvania, around 5:23 a.m. August 21.
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Listeria concerns prompt Tip Top Poultry recall

Products were shipped to hotels, restaurants and institutions
Tip Top Poultry is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
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Food safety lab coming to Purdue University

Purdue to collaborate with Cornell University to operate Feed The Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety
Purdue University is now home to a lab aimed at increasing awareness and developing environments for food safety around the world.
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Biomin expects surge of mycotoxins after US floods

Percentage of corn products contaminated by two or more toxins could reach 90%, analyst says
High humidity, coupled with a potential late harvest, could cause the percentage of corn products containing two or more mycotoxins to soar as high as 90%, a Biomin analyst says.
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Bell & Evans to aid grain farmers with organic transition

Company’s Organic Grain Initiative offers financial assistance for Pennsylvania producers interested in transitioning to organic operations
Bell & Evans launched its Organic Grain Initiative, which will offer Pennsylvania farmers financial assistance to transition into raising certified organic grains.
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Feds allege companies knowingly hired illegal immigrants

Search warrant affidavits indicate there was probable cause to believe Mississippi poultry plant leaders knew some people hired were illegal immigrants
Federal immigration officials say there is probable cause that the poultry companies who had plants raided on August 7 by authorities from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke the law by knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants, according to recently unsealed search warrant affidavits.
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Sunrise Farms avian flu case trial set for November 2020

Egg company says companies hired by APHIS to disinfect property after avian influenza infection were negligent and caused significant damage
A jury trial for a case in which Sunrise Farms Inc. sued companies hired by the U.S. government to depopulate and disinfect its premises near Harris, Iowa, after a 2015 highly pathogenic avian influenza infection has been scheduled for November 30, 2020.
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