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  The Kildare Chilling Company, on the Dublin Road, Kildare Town

Meat processors are continuing to recruit workers amid the fallout from a recent controversy over Covid-19 outbreaks at some factories. Confirmation(...)

The meat industry continues to deal with the fact that its customers want high-quality products as cheaply as possible, while its suppliers argue that the prices they receive make it difficult for them to make a living. Photograph: iStock

Covid-19 has thrust the Republic’s multibillion-euro meat industry into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Outbreaks of the virus among workers (...)

Kober, an Asda-owned meat processing site in West Yorkshire,   has been confirmed as the location of a localised coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Danny Lawon/PA Wire

More than 450 workers at four food factories across England and Wales have tested positive for coronavirus. Kirklees council confirmed on Thursday th(...)

Siptu said earlier this week as many as 600 workers in meat processing plants had tested positive for Covid-19.   File photograph: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he will be guided by a special Covid-19 task force set up to deal with outbreaks of the virus in meat (...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

Dawn Meats admitted it had halted operations at one of its plants after four confirmed cases of Covid-19.

In the United States this week, President Donald Trump used laws forged during the Korean war to order meat-processing plants to stay open. US meat pr(...)

A spokesman for Meat Industry Ireland said  beef processing throughput was down about 20%  on equivalent weeks last year, and 30%  compared to early March 2020

Fears for the Irish agrifood sector are growing after three meat plants confirmed staff were self-isolating due to fears of Covid-19 outbreaks at thei(...)

Kepak Clare was acquired in 2016 and employs 21 people, which is almost half of the 47 workforce when Kepak took it over from John Kelly Meats in 2017.

The temporary closure of a Co Clare meat factory this Friday is “ yet another blow to the farming community”, farmers’ organisation Beef Plan has said(...)

Ornua says, following the incident, a difficult and complex process of sorting and segregating some 41,000 cases of product of different customers was undertaken

A dairy co-op is suing a cold store operator for some €9 million over damage to its butter products when racking collapsed in a refrigerated warehouse(...)

‘In a world of mobile cash transfers and blockchain, the remittance business surely cannot live in a time warp for much longer.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

To see how remittances are changing the world, visit Vila Fabril, a suburb of Anápolis, a Cork-sized city a few hours south of Brasilia. Surrounded by(...)

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