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Nearly all the chickens we eat descend from birds bred by two companies, Aviagen and Cobb-Vantress, a subsidiary of Tyson Foods.

For years, a dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA knows about it. So do the companies. And yet, contaminated meat continues to be sold to consumers. Read more»

A photo taken by OSHA during an inspection of the Tyson Foods pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, at the height of a COVID-19 outbreak shows workers standing close together, separated by recently installed plastic curtains.

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis launched an investigation into the wave of COVID-19 infections that killed hundreds of workers at meatpacking plants nationwide last year and highlighted longstanding hazards in the industry. Read more»