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4 Poultry Plant Execs Indicted After 2019 Immigration Raid

JACKSON, Miss. — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting …

Hundreds Test Positive at Tyson Foods Plant in Arkansas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tyson Foods is looking into reports that China’s customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees. A Tyson spokesman said Sunday that …

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Indicted Over Alleged U.S. Chicken Price-Fixing

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — The chief executive of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp, a major U.S. poultry company, was indicted along with three other current and former industry executives on charges of seeking to fix the price of chickens, the Justice Department said on …

Justice Dept. Probes Claims of Poultry Price-Fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that chicken processors, including Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Sanderson Farms Inc., conspired to fix prices. Prosecutors disclosed the grand jury probe in a court filing Friday …

Pilgrim’s Pride Lands in Front of SEC Over Its Chicken Claims

The Humane Society of the United States has tried for months to stop poultry giant Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. from calling its chicken “100% natural” and “humanely” raised, claiming it’s neither. Following complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state …

Pilgrim’s Pride Lands in Front of SEC Over Its Chicken Claims

The Humane Society of the United States has tried for months to stop poultry giant Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. from calling its chicken “100% natural” and “humanely” raised, claiming it’s neither. Following complaints to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state …

Listeria Scare Prompts Houston Company to Recall Products

HOUSTON — A Texas company has recalled more than 3,300 pounds (1496.87 kilograms) of ready-to-eat meat, poultry and salad products amid concerns about possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced the recall by Great American Marketing …

Okla. Company Recalls Meat, Poultry Pie Products

An Oklahoma-based company is recalling nearly 9,000 pounds of frozen meat and poultry pie products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Thursday some products from Original Fried Pies, Inc. contain a preservative called sodium benzoate …

Tobacco, Poultry Among North Carolina Farm Losses from Irene

North Carolina farmers felt the financial weight of Hurricane Irene’s winds and heavy rains Sunday as inspections following the storm revealed damage to field crops, poultry and other agricultural businesses. State political and agricultural leaders touring eastern North Carolina the …

Worker Killed at Texas Poultry Plant

A night shift supervisor at a northeast Texas poultry plant is dead after he became pinned under the wheels of a truck backing into a loading dock. Federal workplace safety inspectors are investigating the death of Jimmy Bynum of injuries …