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Tyson Foods CEO receives $24.6 million in 2007


January 7, 2008
The Associated Press reports that the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc. received compensation valued by the company at about $24.6 million in fiscal 2007, according to an analysis of
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FDA sued over antibiotics warnings


January 7, 2008
The consumer group Public Citizen sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in federal court recently to force the agency to act on a petition seeking stronger warnings about the
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Eleven Minnesota slaughterhouse workers fall ill

December 10, 2007
On the slaughterhouse floor at Quality Pork Processors Inc. is an area known as the "head table" where workers cut up pigs'' heads and then shoot compressed air into the
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Jury awards Nicaraguan banana workers $2.5 million more

November 26, 2007
The Associated Press reports that a jury recently found that Dole should pay $2.5 million in punitive damages to five workers who claimed they were made sterile by use of
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Topps Meat files for bankruptcy after huge beef recall

November 26, 2007
Topps Meat Co, which in September recalled 21.7 million pounds of beef linked to E. coli-related bacteria, has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to liquidate, Reuters reports. The company,
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FDA to review Schering-Plough schizophrenia tablet

November 26, 2007
Drug developer Schering-Plough Corp. is seeking marketing approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a tablet used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the Associated Press reports. Schering-Plough said
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New CEO for American Italian Pasta

November 12, 2007
American Italian Pasta Co. has hired Jack Kelly, a 30-year food industry veteran, to eventually take over as president and chief executive officer, the Associated Press reports. Kelly, who has
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Meat companies defend use of carbon monoxide in packaging

November 5, 2007
The Associated Press reports that Minnesota companies Cargill Inc. and Hormel Foods Corp. told the House Agriculture Committee that their practice of packaging meat in carbon monoxide was safe, while
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Smithfield files racketeering lawsuit against union

October 22, 2007
Smithfield Foods Inc. filed a civil racketeering lawsuit against the United Food and Commercial Workers union, which for more than a decade has waged a campaign to organize workers at
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Pilgrim''s Pride to pay $1 million in settlement

October 8, 2007
The U.S. Department of Labor recently said chicken producer Pilgrim''s Pride Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations that it engaged in hiring discrimination based on gender
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