EFI Highlights Role of Farmworkers During Food Safety Month

September 2, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is celebrating National Food Safety Education Month by encouraging growers and agricultural associations to share their commitment to food safety and remind consumers that farmers and farmworkers are on the frontlines of providing safe, nutritious food. 

Tyson Poultry Workers Who Get Vaccinated Offered Chance To Win $10,000

August 27, 2021 Kate Gibson, CBS News

Already the biggest U.S. food company to require its workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Tyson Foods is now offering employees a weekly chance to win $10,000 for getting even one jab. 

Over 1,000 Nabisco Bakery Workers are on Strike

Nabisco workers — who are unionized with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) — began striking over what they say are contract issues with Mondelez International, Nabisco’s parent company. They’re currently in the process of contract negotiations.

United Fresh Publishes 2021 Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report

United Fresh Produce Association has published the sixth edition of its Produce Industry Compensation & Benefits Report, an expansive research resource that assists produce industry employers in understanding critical compensation benchmarks.

Lipman Family Farms Hosts 11th Annual Backpack Giveaway

August 16, 2021 Lipman Family Farms

No family should have to worry about their children’s essential school supplies being a financial burden. Lipman Family Farms, America’s largest open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee, FL, has opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through their Annual Backpack Giveaway last Saturday, August 7.