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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily...
    LIVINGSTON, Merced County (AP) — California has cited and fined a Foster Farms chicken processing plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak last year, saying the company failed to protect its workers. The state Division of Occupational Health and Safety’s penalty of $181,500 is one of the steepest citations issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday. READ...
    SAN FRANCISCO — In the wake of deadly COVID-19 outbreaks at poultry processing plants operated by Foster Farms in California’s Central Valley, the state’s health and safety agency is proposing nearly $300,000 in fines. Foster Farms, one of the West Coast’s largest producers of poultry, faced ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 during the pandemic. By the end of 2020, 12 Foster...
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Local health officials gave a heads-up to a California chicken processing plant about a state inspection during the largest known COVID-19 workplace outbreak in Fresno County, The Fresno Bee reported, citing emails obtained through the Public Records Act. Health officials also discussed media talking points during the crisis, withheld information from the public and issued no...
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Local health officials gave a heads-up to a California chicken processing plant about a state inspection during the largest known COVID-19 workplace outbreak in Fresno County, The Fresno Bee reported, citing emails obtained through the Public Records Act. Health officials also discussed media talking points during the crisis, withheld information from the public and issued...
    FRESNO (CBS SF) – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for about 1,000 employees at a Foster Farms poultry plant in Fresno. According to a company statement, first doses of the Moderna vaccine are being offered workers at the Cherry Avenue processing facility this week. Foster Farms said it expects most employees would participate in the vaccination program. “This vaccination program marks...
    Another worker for American poultry company Foster Farms died from complications due to COVID-19 over the weekend, making him the 12th employee of the California-based corporation to die after contracting the coronavirus.  According to the Los Angeles Times, the worker’s family said the employee, who was of Punjabi descent and in his 50s, worked at Foster Farms’ Cherry Avenue plant...
    The death of a third worker from COVID-19 at a California food processing facility has renewed pressure on the Foster Farms company just days after a court ordered it to provide face masks to employees and follow a number of other anti-virus measures. Three workers at Foster Farms' Cherry Avenue plant in Fresno and nine at its Livingston plant in...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  The death of a 12th Foster Farms worker from COVID-19 in California’s Central Valley is raising new concerns about safety at such food processing facilities. The worker’s family said the employee, who was of Punjabi descent and in his 50s, had been called back into the Foster Farms poultry processing plant on Cherry Avenue in Fresno, got...
    A chicken processing plant in central California that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak must provide its workers with masks and follow a raft of other anti-COVID-19 health orders, a court ruled Wednesday. A judge in Merced County granted a temporary restraining order sought by the United Farm Workers of America union against Foster Farms, where a virus outbreak at its...
    LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — A chicken processing plant in central California that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak must provide its workers with masks and follow a raft of other anti-COVID-19 health orders, a court ruled Wednesday. A judge in Merced County granted a temporary restraining order sought by the United Farm Workers of America union against Foster Farms, where a...
    Foster Farms, one of the West Coast’s largest producers of poultry, is facing scrutiny for new clusters of coronavirus infections at its facilities in California’s Central Valley, which follow a months-long, deadly outbreak this year. California-based Foster Farms has reported that at least 193 people at its Cherry Avenue plant in Fresno have tested positive for the coronavirus over a...
    Foster Farms will shut down its facility on Cherry Street in Fresno following a coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials. Over the past two weeks, 193 workers at the 1,400-person facility in southwest Fresno tested positive for COVID-19, according to Ira Brill, vice president of communications for Foster Farms. None of the employees exhibited any symptoms, Brill told The Fresno...
    Douglas Ross has raised concerns about fruit being left to rot – Colin D Fisher/PA Scottish fruit farmers should recruit workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic for next year’s harvest rather than relying on migrants, a UK immigration minister has suggested. Kevin Foster told The Daily Telegraph that “very few people are expecting a...
    On Sept. 3, 2020, people gathered for a candlelight vigil to honor the eight lives lost and hundreds of families impacted by a COVID-19 outbreak at Foster Farms' plant in Livingston, Calif. Andrew Kuhn/The Merced Sun-Star via AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The coronavirus has fallen heavily...
    Foster Farms on Tuesday night plans to close its chicken processing plant in Livingston, California, for a week of cleaning, bowing to an edict from county public health officials who ordered the closure after eight workers died of COVID-19 and 392 tested positive.  The company will shut down the processing plant until Monday evening, September 7, for two rounds of deep cleaning...
    Foster Farms announced Saturday that it will comply with a Merced County health department order and temporarily close one of its poultry plants in Livingston, Calif., the site of a coronavirus outbreak that has left eight workers dead. The outbreak at the Central Valley facility has persisted for at least two months, according to the Merced County Department of...
    A California chicken plant has been ordered to shut down after eight employees died from COVID-10 and another 350 tested positive for the virus.  Foster Farms, located in Livingston, southwest of San Francisco, has 48 hours to close its doors, following an order from the Merced County Health Department issued on Thursday.   'In view of increasing deaths and uncontrolled COVID-19...
    California health officials are ordering a Foster Farms poultry plant closed after eight workers died of COVID-19 and at least 358 employees tested positive for the virus. The order came as the local public health department works to curtail what it calls "the most severe and long-lasting outbreak in Merced County" at the Foster Farms facility in Livingston. The true...
    LIVINGSTON (CBS13/AP) – A chicken processing plant in central California has been ordered to shut down after it became the site of one of the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the state, health officials said. The order to close the Foster Farms Livingston Facility comes after at least 358 employees have tested positive, and eight employees have died...
    LIVINGSTON, Calif. (AP) — A chicken processing plant in central California has been ordered to shut down after it became the site of one of the largest and most severe COVID-19 outbreaks in the state, health officials said. The order to close the Foster Farms Livingston Facility comes after at least 358 employees have tested positive, and eight employees have...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Merced County health officials announced on Thursday they are shutting down the Foster Farms facility in Livingston due to an uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak.So far, 358 of the employees at the facility have tested positive and eight of its employees have died because of the coronavirus.Merced County health officials say the facility is a hotspot for the virus...
    SAN FRANCISCO —  The site of one of California’s worst coronavirus outbreaks has been a Foster Farms poultry plant in the Central Valley. And now, officials want the processing plant shut down. Eight workers at the Foster Farms Livingston Facility have died — representing 18% of the COVID-19 death toll in Merced County among people under the age of 65....
    LIVINGSTON, Calif. -- Merced County health officials announced on Thursday they are shutting down the Foster Farms facility in Livingston due to an uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak.So far, 358 of the employees at the facility have tested positive and eight of its employees have died because of the coronavirus.Merced County health officials say the facility is a hotspot for the virus...
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A $3 million federal grant will help encourage new conservation practices by Alabama farmers. A statement from Auburn University said the college of agriculture is getting the money to help row farms through an Agriculture Department program. Many soils in the state are low in organic matter and need rebuilding, and farms also need assistance with...
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