Industry News - AM

Calif. processor hires former Tyson exec to lead foodservice sales

FiveStar Gourmet Foods announced Sunday the company hired Michael Turley to the...

John Soules unveils new flavor line

John Soules Foods in Tyler, Texas, and Dr. Pepper have partnered to create a new...

Meat plant expert joins Meatingplace blog faculty

Gregory Bloom joins the Meatingplace faculty of industry experts today with the...

Retail, foodservice purveyors release analysis

The three organizations that compose the Food Waste Reduction Alliance have created...

Hog price outlook depends on who you believe

Hog prices have had a bit of a ride this year, as supply shortage fears due to porcine...

Industry News - PM

Hormel posts record Q4 earnings and sales, segments mixed

Hormel Foods Corp. reported record earnings and sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal...

FDA issues two rules on hot food calorie counts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued two final rules that require restaurants...

“Why yes, I made that!” (Not.)

Almost half of holiday hosts this year say they’ll happily buy prepared foods...

Butterball goes beyond the Talk-Line

Butterball is best known this time for year for the Turkey Talk-Line, one of the...

Monday, November 24, 2014

John Soules Foods plans $19 million expansion

Settlement reached in National Beef lawsuit

Tyson ramping up production at turkey plant

E. coli concerns prompt ground beef recall

Tyson Foods & CEO Donnie Smith honored with Knowlton Award

Meat supplier fails in effort to have Starbucks lawsuit dismissed

More cattle placed on feed than expected

USDA reports lowest October meat, poultry in freezers since 2003

Habit Burger IPO fetches $90 million

California drought bill effort runs dry for this year

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Obama outlines executive actions on immigration

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

Export funding steady for FY 2015

Pork group to fund new swine information center

Private label hot dog and sausage maker plans expansion

JBS acquisition in Oceania aimed at capturing Asian market growth: Batista

No RFS number for 2014: EPA

National Geographic explores meat in premiere mini-series episode

Early morning fire kills thousands of chickens

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