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1 June 2009

Statement of Bertin S.A. concerning the report disclosed by Greenpeace on 06.01.2009

Author: Bertin

[Bertin’s] program called Cattle Purchase Procedure, which considers the socioenvironmental criteria of suppliers…establishes a set of criteria for the accreditation of farms, which include the non-condemning of slave-work, of illegal takeover of land,...

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31 May 2009

Brazil: Greenpeace report on cattle sector raises concerns including forced labour, deforestation causing climate change

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31 May 2009

British supermarkets accused over destruction of Amazon rainforest

Author: David Adam, Guardian [UK]

British supermarkets are driving rapid destruction of the Amazon rainforest by using meat from farms responsible for illegal deforestation…The report names Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda [part of Wal-Mart], Morrisons and Marks and Spencer among dozens of...

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25 May 2009

Henry's Turkey Service once praised, now condemned [USA]

Author: Clark Kauffman, Des Moines Register [USA]

One thousand miles south of the eastern Iowa bunkhouse where dozens of mentally retarded men once lived is the original Texas headquarters of their employer, Henry's Turkey Service…Since February, when state and federal officials swarmed the Atalissa...

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8 April 2009

Labor Fears Spawn Boom In Workplace Legal Advice

Author: Melanie Trottman, Wall Street Journal

U.S. businesses, fearful of rising union influence and a crackdown by the Obama administration on workplace practices, are scrambling for legal advice and training, creating a windfall for labor consultants and law firms. Meat packer Tyson Foods Inc.,...

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15 September 2008

Swift workers walk off the job [USA]

Author: James Wilcox, KHAS TV [USA]

Hundreds of workers walked off the job from a Grand Island [Nebraska] meatpacking plant Monday. Those workers are Muslim and said JBS Swift and Company is violating their religious rights... They said they were denied to pray during the Muslim...

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13 September 2008

Colo. plant and Somali workers fight over prayer [USA]

Author: Ivan Moreno, AP

Tensions have flared between Somali workers and officials at a Colorado meatpacking plant [Swift & Co. (part of JBS)] over when employees can break for prayer during the Muslim observance of Ramadan... The conflict in Greeley began Sept. 5, when...

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13 September 2008

USA: Muslim workers protest at JBS Swift meat-packing plant in Nebraska - say not allowed breaks for Ramadan prayers

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9 September 2008

Iowa files child labor charges against meat plant [USA]

Author: Henry Jackson, Associated Press

The owner and managers of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant were charged Tuesday with more than 9,000 misdemeanors alleging they hired minors and had children younger than 16 handle dangerous equipment such as circular saws and meat...

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1 September 2008

Coordinator for ICCR's Food Safety & Sustainability Campaign

Author: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

ICCR is developing a 3-year campaign on food safety and sustainability, focusing on the environmental, health and labor practices of the meat industry and its supply chain – from commodity crops and animal feeding operations, to slaughter houses and...

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