Industry News - AM

JBS acquires over $1 billion in new assets in Australia, Brazil

Brazil's JBS SA announced Thursday night plans to acquire the Primo Group, the leading...

Obama outlines executive actions on immigration

Frustrated with the inability to pass meaningful immigration reform in Congress...

Brazil court levies $3.9 million fine on plant owned by JBS

A branch of Brazil's Superior Labor Court levied a fine of BRL10 million ($3.9 million)...

Export funding steady for FY 2015

Funding through the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to the industry’s...

Pork group to fund new swine information center

The National Pork Board (NPB) has approved a plan to financially support a new national...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Koch Foods calls activist video ‘inaccurate,’ ‘out of context’

Environmental groups reject organization’s sustainability principles

FSIS seeks comments on non-O157 STEC testing for beef

Ragozzino Foods hires new R&D Chef for frozen-foods line

Meat marketing expert joins Meatingplace blog faculty

NLRB tells OK Foods to get out of union’s way (UPDATED)

Misbranding, undeclared allergens force sausage recall

Chicken plant vote delayed over processing definition

Maryland governor pushes phosphorus rule

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

John Soules Foods acquires Ga. chicken processor

No ‘regulatory fix’ for COOL: Vilsack

Parking lot no paradise for JBS

Another meeting, more opposition to Sanderson plans in N.C.

Frozen pretzel hot dog recall expanded

Koch Foods subject of undercover activist video

Darden announces restructuring, cites commodity costs

Norbest names new marketing director

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

N.Y.-based activist investor discloses stake in McDonald’s

St. Louis company inches closer to expansion

China officially ends embargo on Brazilian beef

Giving back: Tyson, Nathan’s Famous, Shoney’s, Foster Farms, PMMI

HIMP performing well, to continue in hog plants: USDA

Analysts lift Tyson’s 2015, '16 estimates on '14 earnings gains

Global fallout from new Dutch, British, German avian flu discoveries

Three quick-serve categories were winners in 3Q dining-out trends

Monday, November 17, 2014

Over 1 million pounds of hot dog products recalled

Oscar Mayer, union hash out new labor deal

Labeling errors result in another undeclared allergens recall

Kansas beef company seeks plant site

Neighbors object to poultry farmer’s plan to expand

Tyson reports Q4 earnings, sets forecasts for 2015

Smithfield Farmland launches fresh pork line from Duroc hogs

Calif. processor to consolidate operations

European regulators take steps to address Dutch bird flu

Friday, November 14, 2014

Oscar Mayer to stop bacon processing at Mo. plant

U.S. chicken industry is ramping up production

Scientists launch petition for national food policy

U.S. pork exports continue to accelerate from 2013 levels

OCM sues USDA for Beef Checkoff audit records

Obama says he’ll move forward on immigration

Analysts adjust forecasts for Tyson earnings

CFIA recalls beef product on listeria concerns

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sysco sets a second Latin American investment for 2014

JBS Q3 profits up sharply on export, beef unit gains

Sanderson hiring, set to begin production in Texas

Walmart to managers: mark down and move that meat

JBS to continue expanding, China trade deal to boost Australia outlook

Senators urge FDA to gather more data on antibiotics use

Walmart shoppers trade down amid meat price inflation

News briefs: Dunkin, Butterball, Smashburger, Foster Farms

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cargill files response to Greater Omaha's latest motion

First Brazilian processor begins pork exports to U.S.

TPP countries put good face on state of talks

National Beef’s 3Q income falls on higher cost of sales

Brazil beef exports bounce back in October, Russia sales surge

Merck follows Zilmax update with cattle behavior program

Ozark Mountain to double plant workforce weeks after opening

Virginia vet joins National Pork Producers Council

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

USDA predicts less beef, less pork, more chicken

More insight into link between gut bacteria, red meat and heart disease

USDA speeds review for adding non-GE claim to label

NPD study shows American eating out less, but also not cooking more

Pizza Hut unveils massive menu makeover

Perdue goes beyond COOL labeling rules

JBS challenges local odor policy

Luby’s sees positives from ‘combo units,’ pressure from ‘Cheeseburger’

Fast-growing burger chain prepares for $80 million IPO

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pork products recalled

Methods abound for sustainability measurement in beef industry: Consultants

McDonald’s flies McRib naysayer to see process with his own eyes

Universities form antibiotic resistance ‘task force”

Allen Harim names poultry industry vet to new role

McDonald’s same-store October sales slip, but don’t plunge

USDA sees a little less corn; a little more expensive

Jensen Meat promotes exec to expand markets