Another contract cleaning service for the food sector, especially the meat industry, has been caught with child labor violations. The frequency of child labor in the industry surfaced last year when 13 meat plants in eight states contracting with Packers Sanitation Services paid fines totaling $1.5 million for putting children

Continue Reading Child labor continues to fuel America’s big meat businesses

Monetary penalties for hiring children to do dangerous jobs are continuing to climb, but meat and poultry companies are just not over their appetite for child labor. A Los Angeles-area poultry processor is the latest to pay up, with $3.8 million in back wages, damages, and penalties.

Ever since federal

Continue Reading $3.8 million paid for putting children at risk in dangerous jobs by ‘front companies’

Ever since federal penalties totaling $1.5 million were imposed earlier this year on 13 meat plants contracting in eight states with Packers Sanitation Services Inc. for employing children in critical food safety jobs, the story has not gone away.

Child labor restrictions typically fall under federal or state Labor Departments.

Continue Reading The food industry, especially meat producers, appears to be at the center of stepped-up child labor enforcement

Yet another meatpacking and food processing business has been caught using children in dangerous labor roles. This time, the company involved had to pay a six-figure fine and was briefly prohibited from shipping beef jerky, cheese, and sausage from the involved location.

Monogram Meats Snacks paid $140,164 in civil money

Continue Reading Tennessee meat processor allows children to work on dangerous equipment

More child labor violations appear to be on the horizon for the regulated meat industry,

Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods are reportedly under renewed federal scrutiny for possible illegal child labor practices.

Packers Sanitation Services, Tyson Foods contract cleaning agent, was earlier fined $90,828 for using child labor at Tyson’s

Continue Reading Food company violations of child labor laws appear to keep on coming


Congress is putting a toe in the nation’s child labor scandal but its action looks to be more about re-visiting old ground than opening new investigations. A so-called “oversight effort” led by Democrat Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker is underway to extract information from the companies

Continue Reading Senate child labor oversight looks to be a rehash of the mostly known information