PENNSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials have fined a Pennsylvania company for violations found after a worker was killed when she fell into a meat grinder this year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — At eight months pregnant, government food inspector Rosalie Arriaga was scheduled in March 2018 to handle twice her normal workload at the meat processing plants she was...
HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced...
HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large meat processing plant near Holcomb.
Wichita television station KSNW reports that no injuries have been reported in the fire that began...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Brazilian-owned meat processing company undercut its competition by more than $1 per pound to win nearly $78 million in pork contracts through a federal program launched...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Native American tribes in Oklahoma are planning to build a meat processing plant in an effort to take a more active role in bringing the nations' bison herd to the...
FREEMAN, S.D. (AP) — From the Schmeckfest bratwurst to the South Dakota Chislic Festival, mouth-watering meat draws great crowds to the Freeman community.
CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Chino Valley police say three juveniles have been arrested for two separate burglaries.
Lt. Randy Chapman said Wednesday that the arrest of a boy for stealing a large safe, cash and packaged meat from a meat processing facility led to two suspects in another burglary.
The boy admitted to Yavapai County sheriff's deputies who were investigating a fight at his Paulden home to burglarizing the plant on Dec. 13. An 18-year-old man was also arrested as an accomplice.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of workers at a Greeley-based meat processing company have ratified a contract extension that will include annual pay raises and continued health coverage.
The Greeley Tribune reports the current agreement for workers at JBS USA, which was negotiated in 2015, expires in July. The extension will allow employees to retain their current benefits through July 2021.
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency says Cloverdale Foods has agreed to pay a $72,530 fine for Clean Air Act violations at its Mandan meat processing plant.
The EPA says violations had to do with deficiencies in chemical risk management. The plant processes large amounts of hazardous anhydrous ammonia.
CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — A long-closed meat processing plant in northwest Iowa has been sold, and its new owners hope to start production in January.
Cherokee County economic development director Bill Anderson says Iowa Food Group hopes to hire 100 people initially and then increase that to 500 workers as the business grows. County records say Iowa Food Group paid $2.35 million for the Cherokee plant.
DENVER (AP) — U.S. agricultural officials say Fort Morgan, Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions is recalling nearly 25,300 pounds (11,400 kilograms) of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.
BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021.
Mosa Meat said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly from M Ventures and Bell Food Group. M Ventures is an investment vehicle for German pharmaceuticals company Merck KGaA. Bell Food is a European meat processing company based in Switzerland.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of Sioux Falls' largest employers is getting bigger.
Smithfield Foods has received a city permit to build a $12.5 million holding barn addition at its meat processing plant. The Argus Leader says Smithfield received a permit in May for a holding barn addition totaling $2 million.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers were arrested at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large raid in the state in the past two weeks.
The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally and used fake identities belonging to U.S. citizens to get their jobs, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's top law enforcement officer said Tuesday that he's "not shedding tears" over an immigration raid at a Tennessee meat processing plant where 97 workers were arrested.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal immigration raid that took 97 people into custody at a Tennessee meat processing plant may be the biggest employment crackdown under President Donald Trump's administration, civil rights activists said Friday.
Eleven people were arrested on criminal charges and 86 were detained for being in the country illegally, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Tammy Spicer said in a statement Friday.
MONTGOMERY, Ill. (AP) — Carl Buddig & Co. says it has purchased the former Butterball facility in Montgomery outside Chicago that has been vacant since July.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a worker caught in a machine at a meat processing plant in Ohio has died.
The Repository reports the Stark County Coroner's Office has identified the worker killed Saturday afternoon at the Fresh Mark plant in Canton as 62-year-old Samuel Martinez. Authorities say the Guatemalan national died at the scene.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Canadian company wants to build what would be Montana's largest slaughterhouse and meat processing plant on the outskirts of Great Falls.
QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — The Quapaw Tribe plans an opening ceremony this week as it debuts its new, $5 million meat processing plant in northeastern Oklahoma. The tribe says the facility is the first USDA-inspected processing plant on a reservation that's owned and operated by a tribe.
The beef and bison processing plant is in Quapaw, about 185 miles (297 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. The tribe plans a grand opening event Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has voted to lift a ban on slaughtering horses at meat processing plants.
The move by the House Appropriations Committee would reverse a horse slaughter ban that was contained in a huge catchall spending bill signed into law by President Trump in early May.
A move to renew the slaughter ban, pushed by California Democrat Lucille Roybal-Allard, was defeated by a 27-25 vote.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rule designed to protect the legal rights of farmers who grow chickens and hogs for the nation's largest meat processing corporations, was delayed Wednesday by President Donald Trump's administration, halting by at least six months an initiative rolled out by President Barack Obama in his final days in office.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas state District Court Judge has put a hold on a Texas Department of Agriculture rule change that would allow the use of a poison to help curtail the state's estimated 2.5 million feral hogs.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A long-shuttered meat processing and cold storage facility in the heart of the former Omaha Stockyards will see new life as a center for area small businesses, startups and community activities.
The first phase of the construction for the Las Americas Global Market project is expected to start in the spring. The entire project could take four or five years to complete, according to the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2f8Eq9W ).
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An adult grizzly bear and her cub have been released into Glacier National Park after being captured near Columbia Falls.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear managers say the bears had been seen feeding on apples during the previous two weeks along the base of the Swan Mountains and were ultimately removed from a meat processing plant last weekend.
The bears had been eating meat craps behind the meat processing plant.
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he's planning a trade mission to China and Japan in November that will focus on Iowa's beef and pork exports.
Branstad said Monday a delegation that includes Iowa business representatives will depart Nov. 11 and return Nov. 18. Stops will include Beijing and Tokyo.
BAKERHILL, Ala. (AP) — A meat processing plant in Bakerhill has been fined more than $70,000 following an investigation after a worker lost his fingertip.
Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/2bT79B4) the Keystone Food plant is facing about $76,700 in proposed penalties following an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.