Tyson fires workers at chicken plant, welfare and hygiene issues
Tyson Foods has fired several workers at chicken slaughterhouses in the US
due to a federal investigation of animal cruelty charges.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which recently sent an
undercover investigator into the plants, has detailed how chickens at the plants
were treated cruelly and consequently notified the federal agriculture
department in January. A video was also apparently released on the PETA website
showing workers throwing chickens and urinating on the plant floor , among other
activities. According ot a company spokesperson, Tyson's check found no evidence
of any food safety concerns.
According to the company, management surveillance of areas where live
chickens are handled are also been improved. Additionally, workers are also been
re-trained. It has not been reported how many employees had been fired.
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