Industry News - AM

Allen Harim defends plans for plant in court

Allen Harim Foods LLC, in a court brief, is disputing a citizens group’s contention...

AMI casts final vote to merge with North American Meat Association

American Meat Institute (AMI) General Members voted unanimously Wednesday to proceed...

Scientists inject beef with viruses to zap E. coli

An injection of viruses nearly eradicated a toxin-producing strain of E. coli in...

EU funds project to fight food fraud

In the wake of the European horsemeat scandal, the UK's Food and Environment Research...

Industry News - PM

CDC data show salmonella infections down; campylobacter up

The Centers for Disease Control’s 2013 Food Safety Progress Report showed...

Post buys Michael Foods; analyst still bullish on Tyson

Post Holdings announced it will buy Michael Foods (MFI Holding) for about $2 billion...

JBS ordered to pay $1.1 million on worker conditions

The Brazilian Ministry of Labor of Acre State has ordered JBS to pay $1.1 million...

Cargill gives $150,000 to National Pork Board for PEDv feed research

As the first anniversary of confirmation of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tyson Foods opens distribution center in Mexico

Analysts raise 2014 expectations for chicken companies

Del. company proposes protein waste recycling plant

EU commission calls for redistribution of unsold food

Neighbors appeal JBS pork plant expansion

U.S. pork, beef exports start strong but face challenges in Mexico

Sugar-vinegar blend destroys campylobacter, salmonella in poultry study

Sub sandwich chain adds 10 items to menu

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FSIS adds sodium reducers, antimicrobial to list of approved substances

Domino’s Pizza expands menu with chicken items

Japan culls infected birds as Hong Kong bans poultry from prefecture

JBS responds to rumors of IPO for Brazilian poultry/processed foods division

National Beef faces $3.7 million water pollution fine

La.’s Chisesi Bros. gets $7.1 million USDA boost

Cargill sniffs out odor issue at Neb. plant

AMI recognizes plants for safety, environmental management

Monday, April 14, 2014

Chick-fil-A rolls out new recipe, products

Laura’s Lean shows Kentucky pride

Canadian pork producers eyeing start date for traceability law

KFC offers drumstick corsage for proms

Tyson reportedly one of two final bidders for Michael Foods: Reuters

Smithfield parent execs cash in from massive stock offer

Pork industry loses swine health, food safety expert

More PEDv cases across more states reported

Friday, April 11, 2014

JBS to pursue IPO for new Brazilian poultry/processed foods division: report

Walmart aims to make organics affordable

Beef herd expansion threatened in the coming weeks: analyst

UK move to privatize meat inspections draws fire

Costco considering site to build hot dog plant

Meat prices, notably pork, help push PPI higher

Hormel exec sees accelerating sales for REV snack product

Giving back: Cargill, Johnsonville, Perdue

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Senator calls for USDA’s help in fighting PEDv crisis

Total meat, poultry production lower in 2014: USDA

KFC parent launches new concept to compete with Chick-fil-A

Organic claims in restaurants decline

Hog producers say restructuring processor hasn’t paid them

Smithfield parent sets initial stock offering; sets IPO date

Chicago-area seafood firm buys Chicago artisanal sausage maker

CDC updates Foster Farms outbreak illnesses

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Poultry groups weigh in, again, on NLRB proposal

Rabobank sees positive global beef market fundamentals: report

Fine dining sees third year of increases

Sonic ranked No. 1 burger chain by market research group

Idaho gov asks court to toss ‘ag-gag’ lawsuit

Big purchase for small town — thanks, pork plant!

Hog plant temporarily idled as processor restructures

OSI announces promotions to executive team

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Chris Hurt dissects Hogs and Pigs report fallout

Chinese investors in Northern Beef may lose their money: report

NRDC says GRAS list is loophole for unsafe chemicals in food

CDC salt guidelines may be too low: study

Seattle officials favors limits on antibiotic use on livestock

Cargill quarterly earnings take a hit, but not from meat

FAO posts draft guidelines for livestock, poultry environmental impact

Subway tests new pulled pork sub with a kick

Monday, April 07, 2014

Tyson plant recalls chicken nuggets

Soaring hog prices prompt Toronto packers to restructure (updated)

FSIS official defends policies on poultry, salmonella

China halts live pig imports from U.S. on PEDv concerns

EU to seek WTO help on Russia’s pork ban

Mississippi sausage plant to close

Japan/Australia bilateral cuts beef tariff in half

Chinese protein giant makes another expansion purchase

Oscar Mayer extends Deli Fresh lunchmeat line

Hebrew National lawsuit returns to lower court in Minnesota

Friday, April 04, 2014

Brazil canned beef to U.S. may be in trouble over dewormer residue

Tyson Fresh Meats promotion offers 100% satisfaction guarantee

Giving back: ConAgra, Tyson, Omaha Steaks, Smithfield, HoneyBaked, Eckrich

Project looks at tools to scan fat content

Hillshire Brands closing sausage-cooking facility

Meat group’s COOL argument gets another hearing

Texas further processor files for bankruptcy

Wis. meat outlet recalls sausage containing potential allergen

Del Taco adds breakfast tacos