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Union urges CDC to prioritize agrifood workers for vaccines

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union stresses the importance of protecting essential food processing, retail workers as pandemic persists
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) – the largest union representing workers in the food processing and retailing industries – is calling on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prioritize essential workers in grocery, meatpacking, and food processing for early COVID-19 vaccine access.
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Women break through Latin American poultry farming

More and more women stand out in the poultry industry, but much remains to be done so that they have the same access as their male counterparts.
Three Latin American women share their experience working in the poultry industry and explain how times have changed and what to do in the future to have more women in the industry.
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ergonomic wearables

Digitally tracking worker movements to reduce injuries

When plant managers know workers move in manners that are potentially hazardous, they can help them make corrections and cut down on injuries and absenteeism
A new wearable digital technology has already shown to help meat and poultry plant workers become aware of their potentially hazardous movements that could cause injuries. But the technology could also have additional benefits to workers on poultry farms and feed mills.
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Brock Peterson

VIDEO: Tips for managing a layer operation during COVID-19

Communication is critical in helping employees work through a pandemic
The former President of Opal Foods and a current consultant in the agriculture industry, speaks about what it was like managing approximately 400 employees and almost 10 million layers, spread among three different states during a pandemic.
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Top integrator strategies for controlling COVID-19

The largest poultry producers in the U.S. are increasing sanitation, social distancing, health screening and personal protective equipment requirements in response to the disease.
COVID-19 continues to be an issue of major concern for poultry processing. Leading integrators are making massive shifts in how they do business in order to protect themselves from the virus.
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