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Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant

posted on January 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Two Fatalities in Building Collapse of Omaha-based Animal Feed Plant
Federal safety investigators are determining whether structural problems and a dust explosion contributed to an industrial building collapse in Omaha this week that killed two workers and injured 17 others. Inspectors with the U.S. Occupational... Full Story

Salmonella outbreak linked to NM poultry hatchery

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:56 PM

A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday. Full Story

WTO Backs US In Chicken Trade Dispute With China

posted on August 2, 2013 at 5:19 PM

The chicken dispute is part of a larger strain in trade relations between the world's two largest economies. Full Story

Testimony Ends In Closely Watched Md. Poultry Suit

posted on October 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The defense argued manure from the 80,000 chickens wasn't escaping in great enough amounts to pollute and noted more than 40 cows also live on the farm. Full Story

USDA Proposes Streamlining Poultry Inspections

posted on January 20, 2012 at 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department is proposing to reduce the number of government inspectors at poultry slaughter plants.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says about 1,000 government inspector jobs at poultry plants would be... Full Story

High heat kills thousands of turkeys and chickens

posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM

A heat wave that has pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees has killed tens of thousands of turkeys and chickens in Kansas and North Carolina and left farmers across the lower part of the country struggling to cool off their flocks. Full Story

Judge Hears From Farmers in Suit Against Pilgrim's

posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge heard more testimony Friday from farmers who allege poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride closed plants and ran them out of business to manipulate commodity chicken prices, which they say violated a... Full Story

Alabama Poultry Growers Face Devastation After Storms

posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM

PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala (AP) -- Tom Parker shook his head and seemed near tears as he talked about all that he lost in an April 27 tornado that ripped apart the northern Alabama farm where he grew up and had spent much of his adult life raising... Full Story

Study: Half of Supermarket Meat May Have Staph Bug

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Half the meat and poultry sold in the supermarket may be tainted with the staph germ, a new report suggests. Full Story

USDA: Delay in meat sales could prevent recalls

posted on April 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is aiming to prevent meat recalls by withholding meat and poultry products from grocery store shelves until government testing is complete. Full Story

Supreme Court Rejects Tyson Lawsuit

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his contract to raise their chickens. Full Story

Germany Bans 934 More Farms in Dioxin Scare

posted on January 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's dioxin-tainted food scandal widened Saturday, as authorities banned another 934 farms from selling eggs, poultry and pork after finding out that one company had hidden its deliveries of contaminated livestock feed. Full Story

Dioxin Contamination Causes Germany to Halt Pork and Egg Sales

posted on January 7, 2011 at 5:01 PM

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany froze sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday to stem the spread of food contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, as fears grew that farmers could have been using tainted livestock feed for months. Full Story

Egg Recall Fallout Continues

posted on August 27, 2010 at 4:08 PM

Egg Recall Fallout Continues
The repercussions of a salmonella outbreak linked to a pair of Iowa egg producers continues to reverberate throughout the national economy. As grocery stores pull recalled egg cartons from shelves, poultry producers have braced for a consumer... Full Story

Chicken Producers Debate 'Natural' Label

posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water and other ingredients can be promoted as "natural" has prompted federal officials to consider changing labeling guidelines. Full Story
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