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October 26, 2020
Feeding Houston's hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy
In car lines that can stretch half a mile, (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and ...
September 24, 2020
Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak
Iowa regulators have issued their first citation to a meatpacking plant with a large coronavirus outbreak that sickened its ...
September 11, 2020
Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak
Federal regulators said Thursday they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the ...
September 10, 2020
US wholesale prices rise 0.3% in August as food costs drop
U.S. wholesale prices rose 0.3% in August, just half the July gain, as food and energy prices decline. The Labor Department ...
September 03, 2020
Tyson Foods to open medical clinics at some meat plants
Tyson Foods is planning to open medical clinics at several of its U.S. plants to improve the health of its workers and better ...
August 29, 2020
Beefalo on loose for weeks in Connecticut escaped slaughter
An 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo remains on the loose in Plymouth, Connecticut, weeks after it escaped ...
August 28, 2020
China blocks imports from Australian beef producer
China blocked imports from an Australian beef producer on Friday after reporting a banned drug was found in its meat, and ...
August 07, 2020
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time ...
August 06, 2020
Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency
A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency Thursday because of rising virus cases and asked businesses and ...
August 05, 2020
Beyond Meat's 2Q sales jump as more try plant-based burgers
More people are throwing plant-based burgers on the grill this summer. Beyond Meat, which makes pea protein-based burgers and ...
July 31, 2020
Minnesota company gets most aid in Iowa hog disposal program
One influential pork company has received most of the money from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized ...
July 24, 2020
Congressman says he wants answers about Iowa plant outbreak
U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack said Friday that he's “deeply concerned” about an Associated Press report that showed the first known ...
July 23, 2020
Outbreak at Iowa pork plant was larger than state reported
The first confirmed coronavirus outbreak at an Iowa meatpacking plant was far more severe than previously known, with more ...
July 20, 2020
Workers turn into amateur sleuths to track virus cases
Jana Jumpp spends eight hours a day updating a spreadsheet — not for work, but a recent hobby: figuring out how many of ...
July 20, 2020
Governments around world eye tougher steps to fight virus
Signs of governments reassessing their coronavirus response were scattered around the world Sunday, with the mayor of Los ...
July 10, 2020
Worker advocates file meat plants discrimination complaint
Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging ...
July 08, 2020
CDC: Minorities affected much more in meatpacking outbreaks
A new report studying the impact of the coronavirus on workers at meat processing plants has found that 87% of people ...
July 01, 2020
Protester hit by Iowa governor's SUV sure it was intentional
An SUV carrying Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hit a Black Lives Matter protester who was trying to block the vehicle Tuesday as she ...
June 26, 2020
American booking full flights next week; Big Lots still busy
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments ...
June 26, 2020
Families of 3 deceased workers sue Tyson over Iowa outbreak
The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and ...