Industry News - AM

Hormel results impress despite cloudy turkey outlook

  Wall Street analysts said Hormel Foods’ strong second-quarter results despite...

Preliminary results indicate salt — not glass — in Harris Ranch beef

Preliminary results of testing on Harris Ranch Beef Company ground beef indicate...

Brazilian beef shipments to China to resume in June: Abiec

Brazilian beef shipments to China should restart in June after the Asian country...

Ball Park adds two new flavors to premium line

Ball Park brand is adding two new flavors to its premium line of Ball Park Park’s...

News Briefs: Kansas City Steak, Peco, USPOULTRY, Allen Harim, Old Wisconsin, Gwaltney, KFC, NW Meat Co.

World Sandwich Championships feature Kansas City Steak Co. ribeye As an official...

Industry News - PM

Poultry grower sues Pilgrim’s Pride for breach of contract

A West Virginian poultry farmer is suing Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for breach...

Shake Shack may be considering a chicken concept

Shake Shack, the small but trendy hamburger and hotdog chain that launched a highly...

U.S. pork production jumps 8 percent in April

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.02 billion pounds...

Fewer U.S. cattle placed on feed than expected in April

USDA’s monthly Cattle on Feed report estimated cattle and calves placements...

Breaking News

Walmart weighs in on antibiotics use in food animals

Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. today announced new positions around animal...

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Senate bill aims to avert another port mess

Poultry, beef and pork products recalled for lack of inspection

China lifts embargo on Brazilian beef, $520 million in potential sales

Study: Environmental exposure to hormones used in cattle greater than expected

Butterball upgrades deli meats

Harris Ranch investigates consumer claim of glass found in ground beef

Canada, Mexico calculating COOL damages: USMEF

Smaller burger among menu changes at better burger company

Giving back: Smithfield, Baconfest, Tyson, Eckrich

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beef forecast sees more steers, more weight

PEDV ‘absent,’ pork prices plunge: USDA

Strong poultry production trends offset by HPAI

Consumers concerned about HPAI's effect on food safety

Hormel details HPAI impact on turkey supplies in Q2 report

More bird flu in Iowa, S. Dakota takes new steps

House committee votes to repeal COOL

Brazilian prosecutors sue JBS' Tyson over alleged workplace violations

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Comedian takes on the chicken industry

North American cattle trade impacts U.S. cattle supplies

Hormel launches promotional campaign, expands line for Natural Choice

Chicken-focused chain mulling shrimp, beef options

FDA will collect antibiotics data by species

Canada, Mexico seek retaliatory measures on U.S. exports

Monogram lined up to buy bankrupt Wisconsin firm

Tyson accused of rigging poultry grower system in ‘tournament’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Co-owner of Meat House pleads guilty to taking charity money

AMSA weighs in on dietary guidelines

Misbranding, undeclared allergen sparks small recall

Consumers willing to pay more for hamburger, pork chops but not chicken

House ag chairman to float bill repealing COOL

Veal recalled on E. coli concerns going back to January

Cargill facility hits worker safety milestone

Two U.S. states report more HPAI amid news of vaccine, economic impact

WTO again rules against U.S. COOL

Friday, May 15, 2015

E. coli, salmonella rates of infection decline: CDC

Poultry company recalls products on unapproved sanitizer

JBS focuses on organic growth, sees margin increase at JBS Foods

Cargill turkey team garners safety honors

US Foods to close Fla. plant

USDA verifies non-GMO label for a global company

FSIS releases revised HACCP validation guidelines

House approves bill to overturn EPA water plan

HPAI toll hits South Dakota chickens, state of emergency in Nebraska

Thursday, May 14, 2015

PBS documentary sparks poultry safety bills in Congress

Midamar searched in fed case of suspected Mideast arms

Organic sector petitions USDA for check-off program

Greater demand for Angus, Choice beef in 2015: report

Seaboard, Triumph Foods to build new pork processing plant

JBS profits $458 million in the first quarter

Jensen teams with wildlife preserve for grass-fed beef

USDA puts $6.5 million to water conservation in drought-impacted cattle country

Restaurants nab lion’s share of consumer food dollars

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ConAgra buys Blake's Natural Foods

Hong Kong adds Indiana poultry to latest HPAI ban list

USDA projection: Less corn production, but plenty on-hand

Sugar Creek to use new plant as its ‘think tank’

USDA releases final tenderized beef labeling rule

New HPAI outbreaks hit U.S. states as global poultry bans expand

Union accuses OK Foods of unfair labor practices

McDonald’s all-day breakfast, mid-price sandwiches on tap: reports

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Panera appoints former Darden, McDonald’s executives

Snake River Farms introduces Kobe beef tallow for restaurants

Pork’s turn for the book treatment

National report details expected job openings in ag, related fields

U.S. beef industry outlines traceability system for access to China

Two major European grocery chains confirm merger talks

USDA projections into 2016 signal more normal markets

Charges dropped in chicken deaths — for now

Monday, May 11, 2015

PBS looks at salmonella in poultry; NYT looks back at Jack in the Box

Pork recalled on misbranding, undeclared allergen

Consumers willing to pay more for hamburger, pork chops but not chicken

New House bill would ban horse export for slaughter

Chanticleer on the burn for burger brands

News briefs: Peco Foods, "Farmland," Taco John’s

Cases still rising in bird flu outbreak, the “worst ever” in the United States

Smithfield earns water management kudos

Western snowpack melts early, little remains

Online fundraising propels poultry project forward