Occupational Safety And Health

Food safety crime guidelines for fines

Tougher fines for most serious food crimes

By Alice Foster

Businesses found guilty of corporate manslaughter and the most serious food crimes will face tougher fines under new guidelines published today (November 3).

Picture: iStock. An employee of contract sanitation provider QSI died while cleaning a machine at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Tennessee.

OSHA investigation under way

Contract sanitation worker dies in Tyson plant accident

By Heidi Parsons

An employee of a contract sanitation company has died after reportedly falling into a piece of equipment he was cleaning at a Tyson Foods poultry plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

Top 5 health & safety incidents of 2014

Top 5 strangest health & safety incidents of 2014

By Jenny Eagle

From a mass outbreak of food poisoning at a Food Safety Summit to beef from Walmart, allegedly laced with LSD, and the death of a man found inside an industrial mixer at a fortune cookie plant, we bring you the top five health and safety stories of the...

Kanes Foods partners with Alchemy

Kanes Foods joins the SISTEM

By Joseph James Whitworth

Kanes Foods has partnered with Alchemy at its four-factory site in Worcestershire to streamline training.

Meat processor Acadian Fine Foods has been hit by OSHA with more than $161,000 in possible fines for safety violations.

Meat processor hit with $121K in OSHA fines

By Jenni Spinner

Acadian Fine Foods, which specializes in producing meat and poultry products, has been cited for 16 safety and health violations by OSHA, carrying up to $121,660 in fines.

A worker fatality at Anchor Packaging's Paragould, Arkansas, facility is under OSHA investigation. Photo: Google Earth

Worker dies at food packaging facility

By Jenni Spinner

A worker at Anchor Packaging, a company that manufactures a variety of food packaging, has died while working at a thermoforming factory.

Schwarn's works with Red Barron Pizza.

Schwan’s denies OSHA H&S violations

By Jenny Eagle

Schwan’s is refuting claims by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that it is in breach of 32 serious safety and health violations at its Atlanta factory.

Schwan's manufactures frozen foods including Mrs Smith's desserts.

OSHA's citations carry $185,700 in penalties

Schwan’s faces 32 serious H&S violations

By Jenny Eagle

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found Schwan's Global Supply Chain, which manufactures frozen foods including Red Baron pizza and Mrs. Smith's desserts, in breach of 32 serious safety...

Vienna Beef comes under from the OSHA

Hot dog manufacturer faces $53k OSHA fine

By Jenny EAGLE

Hot dog manufacturer Vienna Beef faces a $53,000 fine for 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety violations in Chicago.

SGS acquires MIS Environmental and MIS Testing UK

SGS boosts presence in “growing” UK market

By Joe Whitworth

SGS has strengthened its environmental and industrial operations in the UK, describing the market as “very important” and predicted future growth in the region.

Worker arm amputatation leads to OSHA fine for BCW Food Products

BCW Food Products cited after worker injury

By Joseph James Whitworth

BCW Food Products has been cited for three safety violations after a worker’s left arm was amputated while cleaning the inside of a packaging machine.

An effigy of the company’s founder, Lonnie

Not so proud: Pilgrim’s Pride fined $170,000 for factory hazards

By Fiona BARRY

De Queen poultry plant, owned by Pilgrim’s Pride, will be fined $170,000 by the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to dangerous chemicals, including anhydrous ammonia in refrigerators.

OSHA cites Dolco Packaging Corp

Dolco Packaging Corp., cited by OSHA

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Dolco Packaging Corp., a division of TekniPlex Inc., with 12 serious safety violations following an inspection at the company's Lawrenceville facility.

Mane and Henningsen Foods cited by OSHA

OSHA cites food firms for safety violations

By Joe Whitworth

The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a food flavouring company and a processing plant for safety violations.

Firm fined after worker fractures skull

Firm fined after worker fractures skull

By Rod Addy

UK food manufacturer Cranswick Country Foods paid £10,000 in fines after one of its workers fractured his skull and was left partially deaf following a three-metre fall.

OSHA cites MVP Kosher Foods

Shuttered poultry processing plant cited by OSHA

By Joe Whitworth

MVP Kosher Foods has been cited for 21 violations by the US Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) despite ceasing operations at the site a month ago.

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