Foster Farms

Screenshot of COK video showing hatchlings on a conveyor belt while others are hung for de-beaking. (CBS)

Graphic Undercover Video Shows Mutilation, Suffocation, Other Alleged Abuse Of Foster Farm Turkey Chicks

Just one week after video surfaced showing alleged mistreatment of chickens at a Central Valley Foster Farms facility, new graphic video, allegedly shot at the poultry producer’s turkey hatchery in Fresno, reveals more treatment that animal rights activists call inhumane.

06/22/2015

A frame from a YouTube video shows workers handling chickens at a Foster Farms plant. (mercyforanimals/YouTube)

Foster Farms Suspends 5 Workers Following Release Of Undercover Animal Cruelty Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

06/17/2015

Foster Farms chicken is seen for sale in a grocery store in Los Angeles,California October 8, 2013.  (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Humane-Certified Foster Farms Under Investigation After Video Shows Abuse, Torture Of Live Chickens

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.

06/17/2015

Gabriel Quintara (Fresno County Sheriff's Office)

Teenagers Arrested In Clubbing Of 920 Chickens At Central Valley Foster Farms Plant

Authorities in Fresno County have arrested four people, including three juveniles, in connection with the clubbing of more than 900 chickens at a Foster Farms plant last month.

10/02/2014

Chicken coops at the Foster Farm chicken processing facility near Fresno. (CBS)

Animal Rights Group Offers $5,000 Reward In Central Valley Chicken Massacre

An animal rights group is offering a $5,000 reward for the information leading to whoever bludgeoned nearly 1,000 chickens to death at a Central Valley processing facility.

10/01/2014

Foster Farms plant in Caruthers , near Fresno. Authorities said at least one person killed more than 900 chickens with a golf club on September 20, 2014. (CBS)

‘Psychopath’ Kills 920 Chickens With Golf Club At Foster Farms Plant Near Fresno

Authorities in the Central Valley are searching for at least one intruder who clubbed more than 900 chickens to death at a Foster Farms plant near Fresno.

10/01/2014

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

California Chicken Producer Linked To Salmonella Issues Recall

The first product recall has been issued for a California chicken producer since it was linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year.

07/04/2014

The USDA issued a public health alert involving raw chicken from Foster Farms on October 7, 2013, after 278 people became sick with strains of Salmonella Heidelberg in California and 17 other states. (CBS)

California Remains At Center Of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Tied To Chicken

An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken company hasn’t run its course after more than a year, with 50 new illnesses in the past two months and 574 people sickened since March 2013.

05/28/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

California Foster Farms Plant Closing Again Amid Cockroach Infestation Problem

A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations again.

01/13/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Cleaned Up After Cockroaches Found

Work at a Central California chicken plant is to resume Saturday, ending a temporary shutdown ordered by federal inspectors who found cockroaches.

01/10/2014

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