02-May-2017 By Oscar Rousseau
Sunwest Food Processors has been fined CA$55,000 after a blade cut an employee who reached into a meat-processing machine that was still turned on.
18-Aug-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
The rate of workplace injuries and staff sick leave in the US chicken industry continues to improve, according to health and safety figures for the white-meat sector.
20-Apr-2016 By Oscar Rousseau
A collection of US poultry boards has said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to carry out chicken factory inspections that do not comply with the US Constitution.
02-Nov-2015 By Chloe Ryan
Poultry workers in the USA suffer extremely high rates of injury, earn poverty level wages, and work in a climate of fear, Oxfam America has claimed in a damning new report.
22-Aug-2014 By Georgi Gyton
Ninety-six US poultry facilities have been recognised for outstanding safety performance, by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council.
20-Mar-2014 By Joseph James Whitworth
ConAgra Foods is facing a $117,000 fine after being hit with multiple safety violations at its Columbus-based flour mill.
27-Jan-2014 By Joseph James Whitworth
Packaging Corporation of America faces $66,000 in fines after two repeat violations of workplace safety standards were found during an inspection.
08-Jan-2014 By Maggie Hennessy
On the heels of several lawsuits as well as proposed legislation on the marketing of energy drinks and shots, the category has faced an onslaught of negative media attention over the past several months, leading many consumers to question the health and...
US poultry firms recognised for safety performance
27-Aug-2013 By Carina Perkins
Nearly 100 US poultry facilities have been recognised as having “outstanding” employee health and safety performance at a national awards.
22-Aug-2013 By Oliver NIEBURG
US confectioner Russell Stover Candies has been fined $44,005 for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals.
05-Jun-2013 By Joseph James Whitworth
A packaging manufacturer and an animal protein processor have been cited for health and safety violations by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
12-Feb-2013 By Ben BOUCKLEY
Bacardi Bottling Corporation faces a fine of $192,000 after multiple OSHA citations for alleged safety violations, one of which led to a US young worker being crushed to death by a palletizer.
13-Dec-2012 By Joe Whitworth
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. has been cited by the US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals.
28-Aug-2012 By Joe Whitworth
Tyson Foods has been hit with proposed fines of more than $104,000 after a worker was killed at its Dakota City processing facility in March.
28-Aug-2012 By Caroline Scott-Thomas
Sensient Flavors has defended its health and safety record after the Indiana Occupational Health and Safety Administration (IOHSA) found workers at an Indianapolis plant were exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals.
24-Aug-2012 By Joe Whitworth
DeIorio Foods Inc. has said it is ‘very surprised’ to receive 14 alleged serious violations citations from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
US chicken processor hit with proposed fine for safety violations
A chicken processor has been hit with a proposed fine of US$67,600 (€54,779) by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
13-Dec-2011 By Mark Astley
A US meat processor could be hit with a fine of nearly $150,000 for breaching health and safety regulations including those surrounding potentially hazardous chemicals, a statement from workplace safety authorities has revealed.
Bridgford Foods fined $212,000 for workplace safety issues
Bridgford Foods Processing Corp. in Chicago could face up to $212,000-worth of fines as the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has said it did not supply adequate safety training to employees.
Seafood processor facing heavy fine for alleged safety breaches
16-Jul-2010 By Rory Harrington
A US seafood processing company is facing fines totalling US$279,000 after being accused by federal authorities of flouting more than a dozen health and safety regulations.
Chicken processor faces record fine for repeat violations
07-Jun-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
A US chicken processor employing over 3,000 people is a facing a record fine of over $1m for repeated health and safety violations.
American Packaging faces $127,000 fine over worker death
American Packaging Corp faces fines totalling over $127,000 following citation by the OSHA over the death of a worker and a string of health and safety violations at its Columbus, Wisconsin, plant.
Chicken processor facing fines for safety violations
Allen Family Foods is facing fines of $182,200 after being cited with dozens of serious health and safety violations at its Harbeson poultry processing plant in the United States.
Peanut processor facing fines for safety breaches, worker death
08-Jan-2010 By Rory Harrington
Birdsong Corp peanut processing company is facing fines of $137,250 after being cited for 41 health and safety violations by authorities in the United States.
US seafood company facing fines over processing breaches
03-Sep-2009 By Rory Harrington
A US seafood processing company is facing fines of more than $47,000 for flouting health and safety rules.
US poultry processor facing heavy fine over serious safety breaches
24-Aug-2009 By Rory Harrington
A poultry processing company from the US state of Georgia is facing almost $380,000 in fines for a series of “wilful and serious” health and safety violations committed over a five-year period.
Safety is no accident in food factories
13-Jul-2009 By Mike Stones
Industrial accidents are not funny. Does anyone need a reminder? Apparently yes; judging by how some headline writers and bloggers made light of the plight of Vincent Smith who died last week after falling into a vat of liquid chocolate at a New Jersey...
Temporary worker dies in US chocolate factory
10-Jul-2009 By Mike Stones
A man died at a New Jersey chocolate processing plant on Wednesday after falling into a vat of liquid chocolate.
New petition filed as popcorn flavor cases continue
13-Sep-2006 By Lorraine Heller
Another petition has been filed in recent weeks requesting
immediate action to protect popcorn factory workers from the
lung-disease causing butter flavor diacetyl.
Concerns raised about use of butter flavorings by processors
27-Apr-2006 By Ahmed ElAmin
Food companies face a growing chance of litigation from employees
over concerns about the industry's use of diacetyl and butter
flavorings, which have been linked to lung disease in workers.