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West Liberty buys slow growth, free-range chicken farm

West Liberty, Iowa-based poultry processor West Liberty Foods announced it has agreed...

House of Raeford vows to rebuild plant after fire; continues to pay employees

The North Carolina poultry processing plant that suffered a massive fire over the...

Restaurant chain names new CEO, COO and chairman; no sale pending

Dallas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, parent company of the Pollo Tropical and Taco...

Ready Pac sells to French company

Ready Pac Foods, based in Irwindale, Calif., is selling to French company Bonduelle...

Brazilian meat processors post losses

Brazilian meat processing giants BRF and Marfrig both posted losses in recent financial...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Plant remains closed following Saturday fire

Health alert issued in wake of cheese recall

Union rejects Ill. meat plant offer

Analysts got it right on cattle on feed in January

Feds take legal action against Philly poultry market

Struggle to control salmonella, campy in comminuted chicken, parts continues

Smithfield expands frozen foods lineup for breakfast

US Foods offers 26 new products aimed at millennials

Jumbo wings take center stage at Dallas-based eatery

Friday, February 24, 2017

South Dakota squashes COOL attempt

Calif. beef plant gets temporary wastewater permit

Specialty Foods Group completes reorganization

Germany’s environment minister bans meat at functions

Analysts adjust Hormel expectations, remain confident in rebound

Ag shippers respond to dock strike threat

Record production to pressure prices: USDA economists

More red meat, again, though less veal

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Georgia exits the poultry price discovery business

Dietz & Watson mortadella recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergens

Dickey’s tries out the retail market

Steakhouses are back, with a twist

Snack maker puts pepperoni in a pouch

Turkey prices, competition hurt Hormel results

Sanderson earnings more than double

Canada approves irradiated ground beef

Chicken salad recalled on listeria concerns

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Another big meat processor invests in plant-based proteins

Tyson plant to remain shut all week after fire

Power of Meat: Alternative channels a real threat

Tyson outlines 2017 new product rollouts, including ground chicken

Lower grocery prices sparks more beef promotions, sales

Chipotle works on whittling wait times

Who’s who and how to market to them among meat buyers (updated)

HPAI woes expand in France, Asia

Hardee’s brings the heat to its chicken tenders

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

INTERVIEW: Land O’ Frost’s Reggie Moore on meat marketing

Pilot project to assess retailer use of FSIS listeria best practices

Tyson Fresh Meats launches new pork product

Costco expansion offers greater momentum for U.S. beef in Korea

Tyson to convert all Tyson brand chicken products to No Antibiotics Ever

Georgia nixes new poultry price discovery system

Burger King parent to buy Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

U.S. seeks to send Koch Foods worker back to Mexico

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tyson plant remains closed after explosion, fire

Kraft Heinz withdraws rejected bid for Unilever

Bloomberg: Canada’s worker policy hobbled meat industry

Power of Meat: Marketing challenges of the digital age

FMD fears spread in South Korea

Smithfield launches pork products from animals raised without antibiotics (updated)

FSIS reminds plant inspectors they can slow down poultry line speeds

Meat, savory appetizers figure into deli growth projections

Video counters HSUS stance on antibiotic use

2016 trade data shows U.S. animal product sector a major exporter

Friday, February 17, 2017

'Day without immigrants' felt at meat processing plants

Tyson tops Fortune most admired for food production, Sealed Air tops packaging

Free meals return to some U.S. domestic flights

Church’s Chicken names head of supply chain

Seaboard Triumph Foods sets plans for second shift at new plant

Kraft Heinz pursues Unilever takeover

Outback parent to close dozens of restaurants

Foodservice giant announces CEO resignation

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken sausage recalled for misbranding

Canada boosts pork exports to China

Grocers, manufacturers move to clarify ‘expiration’ dates

Kentucky processor burns to the ground

Wayne Farms gets expansion approval

Kansas town considers meat plant

Wendy’s profit down as it sells stores to franchisees

Willingness-to-pay for all foods drops compared to January

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tyson revamps senior leadership

USDA to hold meeting on undeclared allergens

Pilot waste-to-energy plant in Md. begins operations

Sonic hunts for new CMO in wake of resignation

Congress looking at ag economy, trade situation

Agritourism destination to add protein-based attractions

Iowa to improve roads for new Prestage plant

US Foods continues shopping run with All American buy