A beef jerky worker was fired for being a good Samaritan. Pic: iStock/bhofack2

Beef jerky facility sued over finger cutting incident

By Douglas Yu

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Lone Star Western Beef, John Bachman, after he fired an employee who called 911 to help a co-worker with a severed thumb. 

BrucePac makes pre-cooked beef, pork and other protein items for retail and foodservice.

Taking over plant that was closed last summer

Oregon meat processor BrucePac brings jobs to Oklahoma

By Heidi Parsons

Searching for a manufacturing plant to support its growing business led Oregon meat processor BrucePac to Durant, Oklahoma, where it found both a suitable facility and an experienced workforce.

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

Weetabix packaging subsidiary Vibixa to close

By Jenny Eagle

Weetabix carton printing subsidiary Vibixa, which makes cardboard packaging in Cheltenham, UK, has announced plans to close its factory next year axing 105 jobs.

Procap €9m production and storage facility Belgium

Firm will introduce automated palletising at the end of the year

Procap opens €9m production and storage facility in Belgium

By Jenny Eagle

Procap plastic caps and closures has opened a €9m production and storage facility in Hoboken, Belgium and expects a €3m growth in turnover over the next three years.

Workers locked out of Memphis plant as union and Kellogg fail to reach agreement over casual labor contracts. Photo credit: BCTGM

Kellogg frustrated and disappointed over Memphis lockout

By Kacey Culliney

The Kellogg Company has locked out workers at its Memphis plant over union rows regarding casual labor contracts; a decision it says has left the company in a “frustrating and disappointing” position.

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

Hostess warns of mass layoffs in union negotiations

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Hostess Brands has sent letters to its 18,500 employees warning of possible liquidation and job losses, after a federal judge ruled on Friday that the company could cancel all union contracts.

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

United Biscuits announces McVitie’s job losses

By Ben Bouckley

United Biscuits (UB) has announced plans to shed around 85 jobs at its McVitie's biscuit factory in Glasgow, and has begun a consultation with staff and unions in a bid to ensure voluntary rather than compulsory redundancies.


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