Foster Farms facing COVID-19 fines of over $100K

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FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, a truck enters the Foster Farms processing plant, in Livingston, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

LIVINGSTON, California (KSEE/KGPE) – The Foster Farms plant in Livingston has been cited by Cal/OSHA, along with four staffing agencies, for not protecting workers from COVID-19.

According to the state agency, it opened its inspection after receiving notification that an employee had died from COVID-19 complications. It later determined that Foster Farms, and various staffing agencies, did not report in a timely fashion the COVID-19 fatality as required.

Cal/OSHA also says there were serious violations related to injury and illness prevention programs.

According to a Cal/OSHA statement issued Monday, Foster Poultry Farms food processing is facing a fine of $103,100, and Foster Poultry Farms food logistics is facing a fine of $78,400.

In a statement, Foster Farms says it intends to appeal the ruling.

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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