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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A food workers union is alleging that federal investigators have found dozens of food safety violations at the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 29, 2008
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      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A food workers union is alleging that federal
      investigators have found dozens of food safety violations at the
      Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Gordon, Neb.

      The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union said Friday
      that U.S. Department of Agriculture documents show the plant has
      failed to implement safeguards against 'mad cow' disease or E. coli
      contamination.

      The documents said the Local Pride plant operated by Agriprocessors
      had more than 115 citations from July 2005 to March 2007.

      There were more than 30 sanitation violations alleged, including
      instances of sewage on the kill floor, insect infestations and pieces
      of fat littering the employee locker room.

      Agriprocessors vice president Sholom Rubashkin said the union's
      allegations are an attempt to hurt his business because his workers
      have voted against unionizing for the past three years.

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      http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/02/29/afx4717142.html

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