Latest Poultry and egg production News

Judges send Tyson workers' virus lawsuit back to state court

Jan. 02, 2022 14:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that Tyson Foods can't claim it was operating under the direction of the federal government when it tried to keep its processing plants open as the coronavirus spread rapidly within them during the early days of the pandemic. ...

EPA fines South Carolina plant $1.1M after odor complaints

Dec. 30, 2021 10:56 AM EST

CATAWBA, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will fine a South Carolina paper mill $1.1 million after regulators received thousands of complaints over a “noxious” rotten egg-like smell coming from the plant. The New Indy factory in Catawba has also agreed to...

New law averts possible 2022 egg shortage in Massachusetts

Dec. 22, 2021 16:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill Wednesday that sets new standards for the egg industry, averting what the industry had projected would be a scarcity of eggs available for sale in Massachusetts in 2022. Lawmakers had approved the legislation aimed at changing...

Massachusetts to set new guidelines to avoid egg shortage

Dec. 20, 2021 16:38 PM EST

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A potential egg shortage in Massachusetts has pushed state lawmakers to implement a new set of standards for the egg industry, averting projected scarcity in 2022. Lawmakers agreed to add new standards to a 2016 voter-approved animal welfare law that required...

Poultry plant workers in Delaware vote to oust labor union

Dec. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Workers at a Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in southern Delaware have voted to decertify the labor union that has been representing them, the company said Friday. The company said more than 80% of workers who are members of the United Food and...

1 hurt in boiler explosion at Mississippi poultry feed mill

Dec. 13, 2021 14:49 PM EST

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) — One person has been injured after the explosion of a boiler at a feed mill for a Mississippi poultry company. Collins Fire Chief John Pope said his department received reports at around 9:30 a.m. Monday about a boiler room explosion at a feed mill operated by...

UK reports unprecedented jump in early season bird flu cases

Dec. 09, 2021 08:03 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — U.K. authorities reported an unprecedented jump in early season cases of avian flu in both domestic and wild birds, triggering tight restrictions on poultry farmers across the country. The government has confirmed 40 outbreaks of avian flu among poultry and other...

Tyson Foods to spend $50M on bonuses at its meat plants

Dec. 06, 2021 12:24 PM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods said Monday that it plans to spend roughly $50 million on year-end bonuses for over 80,000 hourly workers at its meatpacking plants that will give them between $300 and $700 apiece. Those bonuses are on top of wage increases the company has...

Grants approved for 7 Michigan meat, poultry processors

Nov. 27, 2021 08:41 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity. The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department...

Freezer maker hit for tossing evidence in suit over deaths

Nov. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A state court judge in Georgia has sanctioned a German company for destroying evidence in a suit over six deaths at a chicken processing plant northeast of Atlanta. Local news outlets report Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley on...