A St. Cloud based chicken producer is scrapping antibiotics from all of its products over the next few years. GNP Company has already released several products with "No Antibiotics Ever" and "Animal Humane Certified" labels.
A worker protest was held outside the GNP Company headquarters in St. Cloud this (Thursday) morning. Around 50 people gathered to support poultry workers who voiced their concerns over workplace safety, line speed, bathroom breaks and religious discrimination.
After a lengthy discussion, the St. Cloud City council has approved a plan to turn a former convent into temporary worker housing for GNP Company. The council voted 4-3 to amend the PUD for the property at 40 25th Avenue North, which belongs to the St. Anthony Church.
The GNP Company - formerly Gold'N Plump - is struggling to find workers to fill all their job openings. So, they've come up with a plan to bring in workers from other countries. GNP wants to use a former convent at St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud to house 26 temporary seasonal workers.
The longtime Chief Executive Officer of GNP Company is stepping down. Michael Helgeson says his retirement date is November 3rd. Helgeson started working part-time at the company when he was 21-years-old.