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

The USDA has announced that animal-raising claims in the future must be justified. While not specific, the action responds to some recent petitions received by USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Animal-raising claims often come up in petitions to FSIS for policy changes.

his year, Perdue Farms filed a

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Editor’s note: This column is published here with the permission of the author, Leah Garcés

Over the past few months, news reports of China’s African swine fever problem, which is decimating the country’s pig population, has dominated agriculture and trade headlines. The disease outbreak has affected markets across
Continue Reading African swine fever’s lesson: Big animal ag is fragile and biohazard suits are not unusual

Animal activists from Los Angles-based Mercy for Animals are taking credit this week for the conviction of Danny Miranda on three counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, but it might be awhile before they or others return to North Carolina to mount another undercover investigation. Deese_406x250That’s because on Jan. 1, a
Continue Reading Animal Cruelty Conviction in North Carolina Might Be The Last for Awhile

Perdue Farms of Gainesville, GA, is recalling approximately 15,306 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service announced Tuesday. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 8-oz. box of “APPLEGATE naturals CHICKEN NUGGETS” bearing

Continue Reading Perdue Recalls 15,306 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets for Potential Plastic Pieces

The family-owned Hudson Farm that contracts with Perdue Farms Inc. to raise chickens for the Perdue brand on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is not in violation of the federal Clean Water Act, Senior U.S. District Judge William N. Nickerson has ruled. The federal judge released his decision in Baltimore Thursday morning.
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A federal judge in Baltimore has promised to issue his written decision, which could determine the future of the entire poultry industry on Maryland’s eastern shore, by year’s end. U.S. District Judge William M. Nickerson heard closing arguments on Nov. 30 in the case pitting a Kennedy scion and the
Continue Reading Promise of Decision in Chesapeake Bay Poultry Case Before Year’s End