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Environmental

Campbell’s Napoleon, Ohio, Plant Facing Wastewater Discharge Lawsuits

March 21, 2024
U.S. Dept. of Justice as well as two environmental groups have filed suits alleging the plant wastewater exceeds allowable pollutant levels into the Maumee River and eventually...
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Color

California Goes After Seven More Food Additives in Latest Proposal

March 14, 2024
Assembly bill would ban seven food dyes — again including titanium dioxide — from use in foods offered in California’s public schools.
Legal Issues

New York AG Letitia James Accuses JBS USA of Greenwashing

Feb. 29, 2024
N.Y. Attorney General has filed a lawsuit alleging that the meat processor intentionally misled consumers on its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation commitments...
Worker Safety

Sanger, California, Poultry Plant Worker Killed — Second Fatality There in 8 Months

Feb. 23, 2024
Pitman Family Farms employee Jose Abrego is the second person to die in a workplace incident at the embattled Sanger processing plant in less than a year.
Legal Issues

Dept. of Labor Alleges Use of Illegal Child Labor by Another Third-Party Sanitation Provider

Feb. 22, 2024
Fayette Janitorial Service LLC provides contract sanitation to meat and poultry plants in some 30 states and is the latest company under investigation for allegedly employing ...
Worker Safety

OSHA Proposes Nearly $400k in Penalties for Case Farms Winesburg, Ohio, Plant

Feb. 9, 2024
Troutman, N.C.-based chicken processor cited for lockout/tagout, machine guarding, fall and electrical hazards at Ohio plant.
Legal Issues

FDA, Ecuadorian Officials Pinpoint Likely Source of Lead Contaminated Cinnamon

Feb. 8, 2024
Carlos Aguilera of Ecuador processed ground cinnamon for Negasmart, which was supplied to Austrofoods and then used as an ingredient in recalled applesauce pouches in the U.S....
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Legal Issues

Snoop Dogg, Master P Sue Post Holdings, Walmart over Snoop Cereal Sabotage

Feb. 7, 2024
Broadus Foods, owned by the iconic rap artists, claims Post Holdings and Walmart sabotaged Snoop Cereal by claiming it was out of stock, hiding product and charging much higher...
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Smithfield Foods Names Two New Executive Leaders

Feb. 6, 2024
Processor welcomes a new chief marketing officer and new chief ethics and compliance officer to the company.
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Legal Issues

Brits Happy To Adhere to Calif. Prop 12 on Animal Welfare

Nov. 21, 2023
NSF in the UK is offering certification for pork that will make it eligible for sale in California.
Environmental

Eight Senators Urge EPA to Share Small Meat Processor Input on Wastewater Regulation Revisions

Nov. 20, 2023
With the December 2023 target looming for proposed revisions to the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) Effluent Guidelines and Standards, the small processor community is voicing...
Legal Issues

U.S. Senator Reintroduces Real MEAT Act to Label Alternative Proteins as ‘Imitation’

Nov. 17, 2023
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) originally introduced the Real MEAT Act in 2019 to clearly differentiate alternative proteins from animal proteins on product labels.
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Legal Issues

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban on Cultured, Lab-Grown Meat in the State

Nov. 15, 2023
Republican member of the State House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 435 which would make the manufacture, sale, holding or distribution of cultured meat illegal....