Today’s quick hits, Oct. 23, 2018

Poultry processor fails to report violations (Delaware Online): An Allen Harim poultry plant in Delaware has had more than a dozen worker safety violations in recent years. In early October, a worker died at the plant.

Beard announces local writing award (Los Angeles Times): The James Beard Foundation announced the creation of the Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award in remembrance of the longtime L.A. Times restaurant critic, who died in July.

On guard against African swine fever (Reuters): U.S. farmers are taking steps to avoid African swine fever by, among other things, shunning feed ingredients imported from China. Meanwhile, the USDA is asking farmers and veterinarians to report sick hogs so they can be tested for the disease.

Santa Rosa bans Roundup in public parks (Press Democrat): The Santa Rosa City Council included a prohibition on the use of glyphosate in a contract for management of city parks, buildings, and medians.

Hormel subsidiary mulls meat alternatives (Bloomberg): Applegate Farms, which specializes in natural and organic meat, is “definitely considering creating new products,” such as plant-based alternatives to meat, said president John Ghingo in an interview.