Industry News - AM

California chicken banned on avian flu fears

The Russian and Taiwanese governments banned imports of chicken from California...

Reports point to still higher protein prices

Two reports out from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service paint...

EMI poultry conference 'optimistic, but cautious': analyst

Higher chicken margins and a more limited impact from PEDv than expected were just...

Yum Brands sets new agendas for KFC, Pizza Hut chains

Following a year that he described as “humbling” in terms of earnings...

Industry News - PM

Veterinarians report more cases of PEDv

The National Animal Health Laboratory Network reported that 262 tests for porcine...

USDA funds climate change research

A $6 million chunk of research dollars USDA doled out Tuesday to help academia study...

Applegate rolls out breakfast patties

Applegate Farms is introducing Naturals Sausage Patties, a line of poultry patties...

Consumers more trusting of food companies

Nearly two out of three consumers (65 percent) want to know more about where their...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Indiana Packers to build new facility, create jobs

FSIS responds to comments on RTE poultry product HACCP

Consumers want more protein, but need education: NPD study

Foodservice combating beef prices with chicken

Briefs filed on all sides in COOL case

Smithfield parent delays public offer pricing on soft demand: Reuters

Analyst cuts Hillshire Farms 2014 estimate on PEDv concerns

NPB debuts new video highlighting sustainability

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cargill fined for worker injury

Chicken breasts recalled due to misbranding, allergen

Hot dog recall due to misbranding, allergens

Pork prices increase in Mexico due to PEDv outbreaks

Hillshire expands beyond protein with acquisition

U.S./Japan still unable to agree on beef trade agreement

KFC revives Double Down breadless “sandwich”

Florida sausage company files for Chapter 11 protection

Friday, April 18, 2014

Maple Leaf closes facility

FPL Food temporarily closes plant

IFT unveils FutureFood 2050 project

Amid trade talks, Japan cuts tariffs on Australian pork

Beef plant gets $4 million in Iowa tax credits

USDA to require reporting of PEDv

Quantum Foods moves to complete sale

Wisconsin firm recalls salami products

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Allen Harim defends plans for plant in court

AMI casts final vote to merge with North American Meat Association

Scientists inject beef with viruses to zap E. coli

EU funds project to fight food fraud

CDC data show salmonella infections down; campylobacter up

Post buys Michael Foods; analyst still bullish on Tyson

JBS ordered to pay $1.1 million on worker conditions

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

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