Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene


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 ...
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Legal Issues

Fresh Mark to Pay $3.725 Million to Settle Overtime Compensation Lawsuit

Nov. 3, 2023
Settlement will resolve lawsuit in which the Ohio meat processor was accused of not paying employees for pre- and post-shift donning and doffing time.
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Animal Proteins

Sen. Hawley Presses Tyson Foods on Missouri Plant Closures, Child Labor Accusations

Sept. 21, 2023
The Missouri senator recently introduced legislation to break up the meatpacking “monopolies,” and continued his attacks on the industry this week.
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Worker Safety

Boston Dumpling Manufacturer Cited for Worker Safety Violations for Second Time in a Year

July 25, 2023
Chinese Spaghetti Factory Inc. failed to resolve machine guarding issues from 2022 and also was cited for new hazards, says Department of Labor.
Animal Proteins

16-Year-Old Sanitation Worker Dies in Accident at Mar-Jac Poultry Hattiesburg Plant

July 18, 2023
Details on the cause of death of the teenager and the circumstances surrounding the accident are still pending.
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Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

JBS Sanitation Co. Hires More Than Half of Former PSSI Employees to Clean Iowa Pork Plant

July 14, 2023
JBS’s new sanitation company, started in May, will take over cleaning operations at the Marshalltown, Iowa, pork facility and rescue a majority of PSSI workers from unemployment...
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Power Lunch

Weeklong Event Makes Food Safety Personal at Golden State Foods

June 6, 2023
World Food Safety Day is June 7, but Golden State Foods makes food safety a priority year-round; and then boosts that commitment through a full week of recognition, training and...
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

JBS USA Creates Company to Provide Plant Sanitation, Food Safety Services

May 3, 2023
JBS Sanitation will perform sanitation services for JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Pride processing plants after company cut ties with embattled Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI)...
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People on the Move

PSSI Names New CEO, Launches Charitable Fund for Children

April 6, 2023
Former Ecolab executive joins PSSI as it moves along the path to rebound from its recent legal issues around the hiring of minor workers.
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

Floods Close Abbott Formula Plant Again

June 16, 2022
Flooding has forced Abbott Laboratories to close down a troubled baby formula manufacturing plant less than two weeks after it reopened.
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

Feds Can’t Link Baby Deaths with Formula

April 19, 2022
The FDA’s investigation into a foodborne illness that attacked four babies, killing two of them, appears unlikely to definitely link it to baby formula they had consumed.
Conveying Equipment

Conveying Ideas with Hapman

April 1, 2022
We recently sat down with Mike Zeluff, Senior Product Specialist at Hapman to talk about cleaning and conveyors and what Hapman has to offer the food and beverage industry.
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

The Importance of Master Sanitation Schedules

Jan. 31, 2022
In addition to daily sanitation regimens, develop protocols and frequencies for non-daily sanitation tasks.