Tag: Perdue

By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms received an additional 150 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for workers at the Accomac poultry processing facility late last week, according to a spokesperson. The vaccines were made available immediately, on a voluntary basis and free of charge. The doses were continuing to be distributed early...
By Carol Vaughn — Perdue Farms employees at the Accomac poultry processing plant received COVID-19 vaccinations Monday, marking the beginning of the company’s vaccine distribution to its employees across the United States. Eligible employees at the facility received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine in partnership with the Virginia Department...
This article first appeared in the Virginia Mercury. It is republished here with permission. By Sarah Vogelsong  Virginia Mercury A legislative attempt to force Virginia to reveal more information about COVID-19 outbreaks in the state’s poultry plants and other workplaces, introduced after months of stonewalling from Virginia health officials and their insistence...
By Linda Cicoira Heavy smoke blew northwest into the sky from tanks where chemical explosions occurred at around 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Perdue Farms, in Accomac, while hundreds of employees were evacuated and others were kept from starting their shifts. “We can confirm a fire outside of our Accomac facility,” Danielle...
Story and Photo by Linda Cicoira -- Heavy smoke blew northwest into the sky from tanks where chemical explosions occurred at around 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Perdue Farms, in Accomac, while hundreds of employees were evacuated and others were kept from starting their shifts. “We can confirm a fire...
By Linda CicoiraThere was another fire at Perdue last weekend where the subcontractor, Valley Protein, was working to remove a chicken grease collection tank from a condemned building, according to Chief Willie Kirkpatrick of Parksley Volunteer Fire Company.About 50 volunteers from seven fire companies responded to the...