meat processing plants

Feds propose $2M fine against Cincinnati meat processor after severe injury

BY: - April 11, 2023

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a $1.9 million fine against the Cincinnati-based subsidiary of a meat-processing firm headquartered in the Netherlands.  The proposed fines come after a severe accident in October, less than two weeks after OSHA warned officials at the Cincinnati plant that sanitation workers didn’t have the proper training, […]

USDA aims to boost independent meat packers with $59 million in grants

BY: - February 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture beefed up its efforts to encourage competition in domestic meat and poultry supply chains on Tuesday, awarding close to $59 million in federal grants to independent processors from Idaho, Virginia, South Carolina, South Dakota and Maryland. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the funding awards during a trip to Shenandoah Valley […]

Trump’s critics warn his order to keep meat plants open imperils workers

BY: - May 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic senators are accusing President Donald Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senate Democrats including Democratic Ohio U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown are asking Trump to amend an executive order he signed last week, which declared meat plants to be “critical infrastructure” and […]