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MEDIA ALERT: Nationwide Group of Family Farmers to Expose Abuse in Meat Industry, Demand Action From USDA

FIC Staff | July 15, 2019

Family farmers and ranchers from across the Midwest and Southeast will gather at the National Press Club to expose widespread abuse at the hands of the nation’s largest meat companies. They will demand that the USDA pass a rule this summer that protects farm families from corporate retaliation for speaking out and restores fairness to the American […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Food Integrity Campaign Joins Call for Food Transparency in Green New Deal

FIC Staff | April 12, 2019

PRESS ADVISORY April 12, 2019 Food Integrity Campaign Joins Call for Food Transparency in Green New Deal Over 300 Organizations Issue Sign-On Letter WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign joined 300 other organizations in calling for food systems solutions to be at the center of the Green New Deal. The coalition […]

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Government Accountability Project Files Whistleblower Complaint in Federal Court Against Kraft-Heinz Foods

FIC Staff | February 25, 2019

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2019   Government Accountability Project Files Whistleblower Complaint in Federal Court Against Kraft-Heinz Foods Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation Following Chemical Mix-up in Food   SOUTH CAROLINA –  Friday, February 22, Government Accountability Project filed suit against Kraft-Heinz Foods on behalf of whistleblower, Dr. David Glover, in the U.S. District Court of […]

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Whistleblower Sues Second Largest U.S. Poultry Company

Food Integrity Campaign | October 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON –On October 25, Government Accountability Project filed an historic complaint against Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (“Pilgrim’s) on behalf of whistleblower Eric Hedrick and his business, Triple R Ranch, LLC. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. Lawsuits against the poultry industry are […]

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Press Advisory: Dept. of Agriculture Ramps Up Dangerous Food Processing Practices

Food Integrity Campaign | October 4, 2018

For Immediate Release: Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign Condemns High-Speed Poultry Plants WASHINGTON – The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Friday that it will be increasing line speeds in poultry plants without opportunity for public comment. For years, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign has been investigating pilot high-speed poultry plants, taking affidavits from […]

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Fourth Circuit Reinstates N.C. ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Constitutional Challenge

Food Integrity Campaign | June 6, 2018

Makes clear states cannot chill speech and prevent advocacy groups from challenging in court Richmond, Va. – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today ruled that a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a North Carolina’s anti-sunshine law can go forward, reversing the decision of the federal district court. The law […]

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Food Integrity Campaign Launches Game to Raise Awareness about USDA’s Proposed Hog Slaughter Rule

Food Integrity Campaign | March 22, 2018

Washington, DC – Today, the Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) released an online game, “Bacon Defender.” The game is FIC’s newest advocacy tool to fight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS), a rule that deregulates pork inspection and in the process threatens worker safety, public health, and animal welfare. Bacon […]

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Safe Food Coalition Urges Agriculture Department to Halt Meat and Poultry Imports from Brazil

Food Integrity Campaign | March 29, 2017

Weak Response to Food Fraud Scandal May Put Consumers at Risk and is at Odds with Actions of Major U.S. Trading Partners Washington D.C. — Members of the Safe Food Coalition today are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reconsider its decision to continue allowing Brazilian meat and poultry products to enter the country. […]

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FIC Condemns Arkansas “Ag-Gag” Legislation

Food Integrity Campaign | March 24, 2017

New Law Threatens Whistleblowers Vital to Protecting Worker, Animal Rights WASHINGTON – Yesterday afternoon, the Arkansas state government passed into law HB 1665, a bill designed to discourage whistleblowers from making public disclosures about food, worker, and animal safety at industrial agriculture facilities, under the guise of protecting property. This law severely restricts the rights […]

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Statement on Undercover Video Exposing Animal Abuse at a Hormel Pork Plant in Oklahoma

Food Integrity Campaign | February 1, 2017

Video Exposes Habitual Animal Abuse by One of Nation’s Leading Pork Processors, Reinforces Enduring Value of Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Today, Hormel Foods Corp. announced it is launching an investigation into rampant animal abuse at one of its pork plants in Oklahoma after an undercover video, made public by the animal rights group Mercy for Animals, […]

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