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· Pilgrim’s Pride Fined for Ammonia Leak That Hospitalized Workers
· Pilgrim’s Pride plans fully cooked chicken plant in Southeast
Pilgrim’s Pride Fined for Ammonia Leak That Hospitalized Workers
Aug. 1, 2022, 12:30 PM
Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. faces nine serious citations and $110,630 in proposed penalties after an ammonia leak hospitalized two workers at its Canton, Ga., poultry processing plant, the Department of Labor announced Monday.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found that uncontrolled temperature and pressure conditions on an ammonia refrigeration system contributed to the leak, causing liquid and vapor ammonia to disperse in the air and engulf the emergency exit doors, the Labor Department said.
OSHA cited the company for allegedly inadequately implementing and maintaining the process safety management program for controlling anhydrous ammonia hazards in industrial refrigeration systems, according to ...
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Pilgrim’s Pride plans fully cooked chicken plant in Southeast
The news comes after the company saw a 96% jump in revenues for its prepared offerings in the last quarter.
Chris Casey, FoodDive
Aug. 1, 2022
Pilgrim’s Pride plans to build a plant for fully cooked poultry products in the Southeast U.S., the company said in its latest quarterly earnings report. It did not provide an investment figure for the new facility.
Andy Rojeski, head of strategy, investor relations and net zero programs for Pilgrim’s Pride, which is majority owned by JBS, told Food Dive in an email that construction of the new facility “could be late 2023 to mid-2024” depending on which location is chosen. The company is looking at several potential locations across the Southeastern states for the plant.
Rojeski said the plant will enhance the company’s consumer-focused strategy to diversify its portfolio.
“This announcement will enable sufficient capacity to drive growth for our existing and planned launches in fully cooked chicken products, especially our consumer branded portfolio,” Rojeski said...
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