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Amended complaint adds allegations to Tyson wrongful death case

An amended complaint filed in a COVID-19 wrongful death suit adds new allegations...

China greenlights BRF SA unit to resume trade

China has authorized another BRF SA unit to resume pork exports to the country following...

CDC vaccine panel puts healthcare workers, long-term patients first

The Centers for Disease Control's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)...

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

CDC meets this afternoon on vaccine prioritization

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Analysts trim Hormel '21 profit views, citing pandemic uncertainty

Indiana divvies up $4M in CARES funds among 41 processors

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Front of the line: Meat plant workers and vaccines

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

IRI’s report: Home for the holidays

[UPDATE] Study suggests meatpacking plants "COVID-19 transmission vectors"

Monday, November 23, 2020

USDOT issues interim final rule on ag hauling hours exemption

Barber Foods nicked by OSHA fine for COVID violations

Friday, November 20, 2020

Tyson suspends managers accused of betting on worker infections

JBS USA to cover 100% of COVID-19 healthcare costs for workforce

Thursday, November 19, 2020

COVID-related wrongful death suit levels incendiary allegations at Tyson

Falling prices, COVID-19 fears curb China’s appetite for imported pork

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Blue Apron reopening Texas fulfillment center

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Quebec processors get emergency federal funding

China claims COVID-19 found on Argentine beef packaging

Annual Meat Conference goes virtual in 2021

Meat department posts strong October; inflation moderating

Monday, November 16, 2020

Iowa OSHA failed to protect meat workers from COVID-19: ACLU

Oklahoma processor receives $500,000 grant to expand plant

NAMI joins food groups seeking vaccine priority

Strong beef, pork results propel Tyson performance

Smithfield invests $1.3M in plant safety in Iowa

The current state of beef demand: Peel

Friday, November 13, 2020

Canada invests in Manitoba ag worker protections against COVID-19

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Iowa to fund business expansion for hundreds of small processors

JBS Q3 profit soars; U.S. beef production recovers

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Red Robin, NPC still swim against the COVID current

Stampede Meat sues New Mexico over plant closure

Pizza Hut, Beyond Meat team up on alt-meat pizza option

Monday, November 09, 2020

Assuring safety and quality of raw meat and poultry products using HPP

Friday, November 06, 2020

Kentucky gov approves funds for processors

Thursday, November 05, 2020

As Thanksgiving nears, extent of turkey demand uncertain

New Mexico orders meat plant shut amid COVID-19 outbreak

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Illinois town mulls small processing plant

Monday, November 02, 2020

Cornell scientists partner with industry to battle COVID-19

Canadian officials label regional COVID-19 outbreak ‘over’

OSHA fines another JBS plant

Friday, October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Outbreaks continue at Canadian plants

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Ky. ag commissioner asks governor to expand meat processing

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Canada to offset COVID-19 costs for Manitoba cattle producers

Sales declines mark Q3 results for BK, Tim Horton's parent

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ranchers' group unimpressed by NCBA market proposal

Warning: Turkey may be off the table for Brits this season

Despite pandemic, Maple Leaf Foods sees solid 3Q results

Restaurant Brands launches drive-thru modernization program

Ag sector floats on $18 billion in fed relief

Transparency, plant-based big in 2021: Innova

Monday, October 26, 2020

New wave: Union wants closure of Olymel’s Quebec plant

OSHA fines two processors for COVID-19-related violations

Friday, October 23, 2020

Md., Del. roll out relief programs for chicken growers

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Study tracks COVID-19 cases in meat plants in 31 states

COVID-19 update: N.C. report reflects progress in state; new outbreak in Canada

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Minnesota to provide CARES relief to farmers, processors, producers

COVID-19 outbreak reported among Canadian poultry workers

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Swine coronavirus could infect humans, study finds (UPDATED)

Price trends hint at foodservice demand recovery: DLR

NCBA floats voluntary price transparency plan

The Alt-Meat market after COVID: six perspectives

Monday, October 19, 2020

Smithfield's Sullivan to step down in '21; Organ will be CEO

Canadian processors address new COVID-19 outbreaks (UPDATED)

News briefs: NAMI, Jack in the Box, Illinois Pork, American Farm Bureau

Friday, October 16, 2020

Cherokee, Osage nations plan meat processing plants

September brought continued elevated gains in deli

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Arkansas farmers push for state meat inspection

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Montana uses COVID relief funds to help more small processors

Consumers are buying less meat to save money: report

Processors take the COVID-19 fight to the air

Take a deep breath: Hormel has bacon-scented face masks

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Many shopping habits are normalizing, meat remains king

Cargill matches Nobel Peace Prize award with $1M donation

Monday, October 12, 2020

Uh-oh: Scientists say coronavirus may live on surfaces for weeks

Friday, October 09, 2020

Directory links California consumers with local beef producers

Parts of IPPE 2021 will be digital

UFCW and others sue govt. over PPE shortages

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Arkansas, Indiana use CARES grants for meat processing

German meat plant ordered shut amid COVID-19 outbreak: report

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Tyson wins extension on Iowa-tax-incentive hiring

Tyson targeted in new suit alleging lax plant measures during pandemic

Two casual dining operations file for Chapter 11 protection amid COVID-19

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Smithfield urges govt. action on vaccinations/food policy

JBS USA CEO says new COVID-19 plant closings unlikely: report

Monday, October 05, 2020

Illinois announces $5M program for producers/small processors

Friday, October 02, 2020

Tyson releases pandemic worker safety white paper

New bill aims to reform and expand cattle/beef markets

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Democrats question CDC COVID-19 guidance to Smithfield

Monday, September 28, 2020

Meat retail sales up 34% during pandemic: Midyear Power of Meat

Farm Bureau report examines cattle market volatility, policy changes

PMMI Exclusive: Easing into IIoT: How to navigate device selection and plant integration

Friday, September 25, 2020

Iowa OSHA fines beef plant $957 for record-keeping violations: report

German meat plants probed for alleged use of illegal workers

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Foster Farms releases data on COVID-19 cases

Pork workers cleared to return to Quebec plant after COVID testing

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Steakhouse icon to close in Chicago

U.S. lags other countries in meat plant protections: report

No surprise: CDC cites plant design in Smithfield COVID-19 cases

Monday, September 21, 2020

B.C. proposes new slaughter rules to expand local meat sales

States’ COVID-19 laws could benefit processors

OK Foods addresses China ban, cites health department errors

Canadian officials launch COVID-19 tests at pork plant

NIFA awards COVID-19 grants, has more to give

Friday, September 18, 2020

NPPC calls for pandemic relief for struggling hog farmers

California passes three new COVID-19 worker-protection bills

USDA adds $14 billion to COVID-19 agricultural assistance program

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Frozen rides the holiday wave, as well

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pandemic effect on restaurants as bad as it seems: NRA survey

Strong holiday week closes out the summer for deli

China suspends poultry imports from second U.S. processor over coronavirus (UPDATED)

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Retail meat prices down for a second month in August

Gains for dried meat snacks as protein reigns

NAMI responds to critics of its role in April's emergency order

K-State lands $1.3M in grants to study COVID-19 in the plant

Monday, September 14, 2020

JBS hit with OSHA fines (UPDATED)

Frozen sales buck recent cooling trend

USDA food box program gets solid reviews, but there’s a better way

Smithfield Foods commits $1M in upgrades to Mason City plant (UPDATED)

OSHA fines come under fire; NAMI swipes at Washington Post

Cal/OSHA fines processor, temp agency more than $200K each

Beef dazzles in Labor Day performance

Friday, September 11, 2020

NAMI's Potts accuses OSHA of 'revisionism'

COVID-19: Kansas updates data; Irish union calls for more testing (UPDATED)

Deli toughs it out in year-over-year comparisons

Montana boosts coronavirus relief funds for meat processing

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Agriculture is America’s most-favored industry: Gallup poll

Public Citizen sues for release of meat plant worker safety records

OSHA cites Smithfield for failing to protect workers from COVID-19 (UPDATED)

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Meat sales see a pandemic first

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Cal/OSHA cites meat companies on COVID-19 protections

Foster Farms reopens California plant

Panera taps Debbie Roberts as COO

Monday, September 07, 2020

Drive-thrus shine in COVID-whacked restaurant results

Beef outperforms chicken in pandemic: report

Canada unveils emergency programs for processing workers

Friday, September 04, 2020

Oklahoma meat processors get $10 million to expand

Canadian packer’s COVID-19 cases double

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Wyoming launches meat processing expansion program

Stepping up: Tyson Foods, Sanderson Farms, Cargill's Rumba Meats, JBS, Perdue Farms

Tyson Foods to open medical clinics near processing plants

Virginia bill to expand reporting of COVID-19 outbreaks dies

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Shrink portions, revise labels to cut food waste: report

Tyson wants workers' COVID-19 case moved to federal court

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Hot dogs for the win, again

News Briefs: National Chicken Council, Beyond Meat, FSIS

Monday, August 31, 2020

Foster Farms will close plant for a week

Claims-based meat sales up more than 32% yoy

Sofina Foods keeps Calgary plant open despite COVID-19

Friday, August 28, 2020

Is deli finding its new normal?

Health officials order Foster Farms plant closed, skewer firm’s COVID response

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Virginia’s COVID-19 workplace regulations to begin

Hormel’s Q3 points to risks in the outlook: analysts

News briefs: Perdue Farms, McDonald's, Jimmy Dean, Domino's, Papa John's, Impossible Foods

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Hot dog sales will smash 2019's results

Stepping up: Foster Farms, Perdue Farms, Montana's Producer Partnership, Wayne Farms (Updated)

Iowa to allocate $100M to help state ag industry

COVID-19 update: virus’ impact in Delaware; JBS SA sued over testing

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

COVID-19: Maple Leaf Foods, Arkansas grants

Grocery, refrigerated foods help Hormel post modest profit gain

Frozen proteins for the win

Monday, August 24, 2020

Re: Liability: an interview with Richard D. Alaniz

Transparency urged in changes to farm payment eligibility rule

That bet on value-added pays off, even in a pandemic

USC targets Vernon, Calif., for vaccine trial

Friday, August 21, 2020

How meat processors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dollar gains, volume drops in hot dog retail sales

COVID-19 update: Cargill, OSHA, JBS

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Alabama designates COVID-19 relief funds for producers, processors

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Maid-Rite employees take aim at OSHA

Frozen foods still winning in quarantine

Maple Leaf Foods' Brandon plant suspends exports to China

COVID-19 update: Cargill outbreak; hog euthanization; worker settlement

Everyday demand, circa 2020, favors some deli

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Pizza Hut franchisee delivers a blow

Late summer uncertainty favors club, grocery stores

COVID-19 Update: Olymel, Maple Leaf Foods make moves

Monday, August 17, 2020

State finds PRRS virus in illegally imported pigs

Family withdraws suit accusing Tyson of COVID-19-related death

Perdue hints at second coming of CFAP

Steak 'n Shake to sell group of restaurants

Friday, August 14, 2020

Brazil's JBS, Marfrig see Q2 profits surge on strong demand

COVID-19 update: JBS SA; Argentine exports; Minnesota grants

Double vision: frozen food sales lap total store performance

McDonald’s Canada to revert to domestic beef sourcing

NAMI allies with OSHA

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Billboards in LA claim link between pandemic, meat production

Finding a new normal for the deli?

COVID-19 forces major N.C. pork producer to close

Brazil seeks clarification from China on coronavirus finding in imported chicken

Hot dogs the exception as consumers paid less for meat in July

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Smithfield reveals financial effects of COVID-19

USDA declares one meat category CFAP-eligible, denies others

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

COVID-19 lawsuits pile up as Tyson faces new legal challenge

Meat gains soften a bit on chicken, turkey gains

Colo. senator seeks probe into U.S. COVID-19 response at meat plants

Fewer hot dogs, but more money

Monday, August 10, 2020

COVID-19 infections force Danish Crown to close facility for one week

USDA urged to give producers more time to apply for relief

COVID-19 cases spike at Maple Leaf Foods plant (updated)

House Ag committee joins call for market investigation

Restaurant Brands International to shutter hundreds of locations

Friday, August 07, 2020

COVID-19: CDC analyzes S.D. outbreak; Maple Leaf update

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Tyson files motion to dismiss COVID-19 wrongful death lawsuit

News briefs: Wendy's, Ruth's Chris, US Foods, Smashburger, CDC COVID-19 toolkit

Maple Leaf Foods says four Brandon workers recovering from COVID-19

Credit Suisse forecasts weak year ahead for Tyson Foods

Montana meat processors get a $7.5M boost

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Michigan requires testing of ag, food processing workers

Stepping up: JBS USA's Hometown Strong initiative

Strong retail sales propel Beyond Meat past Q2 expectations

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Brashears addresses AMSA meeting, talks next steps

Retail meat department, week 20: Lookin' good

Tyson outlook trends toward positive: analysts

Hot dogs still hot, even without baseball games

Monday, August 03, 2020

Giving back: Triumph Foods, Tyson Foods, Perdue Farms

Tyson posts ‘strong’ Q3 results

Smithfield, OSHA settle suit over employees' health info

Smithfield takes another swing

Friday, July 31, 2020

Sanderson Farms backs Mississippi small business lender

COVID-19 update: Pilgrim's mitigation costs; Kraft Q2 demand; worker lawsuits

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Tyson launches COVID-19 monitoring program

Nebraska lawmakers block bill seeking COVID-19 protections for meatpacking workers

Smithfield CEO gets kudos from WSJ

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Central Valley sued over COVID-19 work policies

Deli carries double-digit growth forward

NAMI takes rest of 2020 meetings online

Labor unions sue USDA to slow poultry plant line speeds

Frozen meat sales are still cool

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hot dogs having a hot summer

Senate gets its own line speed-limiting bill

Iowa congressman wants answers

Even McDonald's earnings were bloodied in 2Q

Monday, July 27, 2020

Smithfield's Sullivan blasts senators' report on meat companies' response to COVID-19

UN agencies warn of COVID-19-driven, 'food insecurity hotspots'

Second wave: Beef sales up 30.4%

New Tönnies outbreak; reported cases in Germany climb

Friday, July 24, 2020

Plant workers sue OSHA, seeking protections from COVID-19

Tyson responds to senators' COVID-19 inquiry

Germany mulls new regulations to battle COVID-19: report

Thursday, July 23, 2020

COVID-19 update: Outbreak numbers, relief payments, Iowa pig disposal aid

COVID-19 cases at Iowa plant were higher than state revealed: report

Luby’s 3Q results show COVID-19's harsh impact

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Everyday demand drives deli sales

Frozen foods trend holding well above 2019 baseline

Stepping up: NAMI, Ball Park, Ontario pork producers, Perdue Farms

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Ag groups ready their pitch for a piece of next stimulus package

JBS USA increases wages at Greeley beef plant

Hot dogs benefit from everyday demand

Monday, July 20, 2020

JBS Brazil ordered to remove workers from Três Passos plant

No holiday? No problem: Meat sales soar anyway.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Tönnies pork plant in Germany prepares to reopen

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Chicken margins riding a roller coaster: analyst

Frozen is hot, hot, hot

Brazil's poultry, pork sectors see higher 2020 production

Virginia adopts mandatory workplace protections for COVID-19

As more restaurants close dining areas, NRA sends SOS

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Consumers enjoyed a very deli Fourth

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Okla. officials clear Tyson for county COVID-19 outbreaks

German pork processing: Canary in a coal mine?

Dog days: Wiener sales a little ahead of year-ago levels

Monday, July 13, 2020

Class-action lawsuit filed against Cargill for Alberta plant outbreak

Celebrate! Meat owned the July 4 holiday

Pay dispute sparks limited employee walkout at JBS USA plant

Friday, July 10, 2020

COVID-19 cases climbing among Brazil's meat plant workers

Agriculture funding bill advances in House

Michigan mandates social distancing in meat, poultry plants

Worker advocates file racial discrimination complaint against JBS, Tyson

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Niman Ranch a vendor in Chipotle virtual farmers market

COVID-19 infected 9% of U.S. meat plant workers: CDC

FSIS rejects request that meat plants test products for COVID-19

Dearth of holidays dampens deli sales

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

No more need for comfort? Hot dog sales go negative

Activists turn up the heat on Tyson's institutional investors

Some relief ahead for global poultry market: Rabobank

Monday, July 06, 2020

Smithfield provides background on OSHA/subpoena motion

Meat sales volume sees first year-over-year decline since March

Today's COVID news: China, Brazil, Tennessee

Friday, July 03, 2020

Senators introduce bill to compensate producers for depopulation

Smithfield seeks to quash OSHA subpoena for Sioux Falls COVID-19 records

Thursday, July 02, 2020

McDonald's hits pause on dining room reopenings: reports

China halts pork imports from the Netherlands: Reuters

Tester, Grassley keep heat on beef capacity concentration issue

Pizza Hut, Wendy's operator files for bankruptcy protection

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Ag coalition warns of import inspection funding gap

Father's Day drove big boost in hot dog sales

Father's Day celebrations boost deli, as well

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Latino workers' group hails improved conditions at U.S. meat plants

Meat had Father's Day down cold

Monday, June 29, 2020

Hundreds of workers test positive for COVID-19 at Tyson plant in Mo.

Who's your daddy?!? Father’s Day saw massive volume

Fed looks to help out large firms, including processors

Environmental groups petition USDA over depopulation

Friday, June 26, 2020

Deli: The slow march back to normal

Families sue Tyson Foods over workers who died from COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Export restrictions are not consistent with science, USDA and FDA say

As COVID-19 rises in Brazil, JBS told to shut one plant, test at another

Canned meat is having a global moment

Chuck E Cheese parent files for bankruptcy protection

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Poultry groups seek support for struggling growers

Frozen pork inventories slide after COVID-19 price bump: report

Hot dog hot streak continues

COVID-19 update: Iowa closes Tyson probe; N.C. processor funding on track

15 weeks into the Pandemic Era, frozen food sales still up 20%

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Return-to-work efforts are a bumpy ride

Brazilian meat industry welcomes safety guidelines

Canada, Ontario fund emergency help for hog, beef farmers

Senators join call to adjust regulations for smaller meat processors

COVID-19 update: Maple Leaf Farms, Tönnies Group, new stats

Union rallies, votes today on Mountaire representation

Monday, June 22, 2020

Chicken production cut in Canada, as well

European plant woes continue: three plants close in UK

China nixes imports; Tyson, UK, EU firms targeted

Double-digit meat sales continue, prices high

Friday, June 19, 2020

Saturday shifts could address processing backlog: analysts

An epidemiologist's eye view on COVID-19, foodborne disease

Thursday, June 18, 2020

650 test positive for COVID-19 at German meat plant: reports

Iowa seeks USDA support for turkey farmers hit by pandemic

Smithfield plant in S.D. still hit by absenteeism (UPDATED)

Chinese port expands safety testing of meat import containers: report

News briefs: Belcampo, Beefshi Battle, Nolan Ryan, Micro Summit Processors, Beef Checkoff, Wayne Farms

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Deli trends hold three months into the pandemic

COVID-19 update: Va. regulators consider mandatory social distancing in plants; Utah meat facilities close

McDonald’s adjusts focus as dining rooms reopen

Hot dogs still up 17%, three months into the pandemic

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

COVID-19-related worker's comp claim filed against Tyson

AAMP cancels July meeting over COVID-19

Absenteeism high among meatpacking workers: union

Nevertheless, frozen food sales persist

Monday, June 15, 2020

N.C. bill would provide $25 million to tackle livestock bottleneck

First look at June retail sales; meat still rules

JBS ordered to close a poultry plant in Brazil

Friday, June 12, 2020

Court tosses union petition for worker protection standard

COVID-19 update: Tyson reports Ark. cases; virus continues to take toll industry-wide

U.S. COVID-19 woes pave way for Argentine beef

Thursday, June 11, 2020

COVID-19 continued: Tyson worker dies; Cargill workers protest

Union urges Congress to protect meat plant workers

Chili's, Red Robin reopen dining rooms

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

COVID check-in: U.S. plants nearly back to capacity, JBS to reopen in Brazil

House ag committee Dems ask questions about CFAP

Mixed retail results at the deli

Stepping up: Pipestone, Cooper Farms, Tyson, John Soules, Delmarva poultry

Lawmakers appeal to USDA to ease regulations on small processors

COVID-19 update: JBS workers call for closure of Utah plant

Iowa legislators consider liability protection from COVID-19 suits

Hot dog sales heat up again, dollar-wise

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Today in COVID-19 news: Tyson, JBS, ranchers, state poultry associations

Frozen foods continue high demand

Monday, June 08, 2020

Restaurants sue insurers over denial of COVID claims

Refrigerated alt-meat goods sales outpaced frozen

Survey says: Consumers signal confidence in meat buys, food safety

News briefs: Perdue Farms, Mountaire, FAO, Lee's, NACMCF

Disinfection by light: New perspectives on UV tech in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Hormel, Dan’s Prize, Lincoln Premium Poultry, Tyson

Meat dept. dollars still on double-digit growth path

Friday, June 05, 2020

Dozens of groups, individuals sign livestock support letter

Thursday, June 04, 2020

OSHA meat plant inspections up after Trump executive order

Tyson takes next step toward normal; deals with shooting at plant

COVID-19 ripples through global cattle market: Rabobank

COVID-19 update: Reser's, Hormel, Quality Pork, JBS SA (UPDATED)

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Trends hold for deli departments

Beef markets move past disruptions: Peel

COVID-19 update: Tyson, JBS SA, Farmer John, Perdue

Frozen food sales gains remain on fire

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

News briefs: Old Trapper, Wahlburgers, FSIS, Olymel

COVID-19 update: Tyson, H-E-B, Lincoln Premium Poultry, Marfrig

Hot dog sales gains slow to single digits

USDA lowers 2020 ag export outlook after COVID-19 woes

Monday, June 01, 2020

Shareholders urge meat processors to adopt worker protections

JBS reopens poultry plant in Brazil, BRF wraps up COVID-19 tests

Memorial Day drove double-digit meat gains despite tight supply

Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID-19 update: Tyson pauses Storm Lake operations

NPPC urges quick Senate action on relief for hog farmers

Hot dogs still running 20% ahead of year-ago sales

Updated federal guidance may emphasize COVID-19 testing at meat plants

COVID-19 boosts advocacy for worker protection

Immigration rules changed to extend time limits, add flexibility

Largest beef plant in Australia closes for a week

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Iowa reports COVID-19 outbreaks at Perdue plants; JBS SA facility ordered shut

OSHA makes coronavirus a recordable illness

Iowa launches program to cover costs of hog euthanizing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 update: Tyson worker dies, cases rise in Fremont

Trends hold for the deli department

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update: chicken culling in N.C., outbreaks in Calif.

Stepping up: Don Lee Foods, ButcherBox, Perdue Farms, Omaha Steaks, Cargill

Purchase limitations couldn't stop double-digit retail gains

Monday, May 25, 2020

Foodservice retreat leads to cold storage pileup

DOL sets final rule on bonuses for workers

Perdue Farms shares CDC report

Stepping up: Conagra, Smithfield, Delmarva chicken, Niman Ranch, John Soules

Friday, May 22, 2020

Most Brazilian processors manage to stay open as COVID-19 cases rise

COVID-19 Roundup: Testing at Seaboard, JBS, Pilgrim’s Pride plants

Coalition asks for more protections for meat workers

Mixed views on Hormel shares as COVID-19 clouds outlook

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sanderson: Foodservice demand at 'two-thirds of normal'

Frozen food’s elevated performance has shelf-life

COVID-19 update: Tyson reports N.C. cases, JBS Alberta resumes 2nd shift

USDA: COVID-19 disrupts April meat production, but better days ahead

Germany cracks down on meatpackers as COVID-19 spotlights labor issues

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hot dogs continue to track more than 30% ahead of year ago

AFL-CIO petitions OSHA for worker protections

Full-service dining chain details reopening progress

JBS resuming operations at Passo Fundo poultry plant

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pork industry’s handling of pandemic backed by DOJ

Concern over worker safety may lead to meat boycotts

COVID-19 Update: plants reopen/close, regulatory issues arise

Marfrig posts strong operations, but net loss

Monday, May 18, 2020

Bill would shield processors from COVID-19 liability

Meat industry battle to thwart COVID-19 spread marches on

JBS sees demand growth in foodservice, warns of volatility

Mississippi links consumers to local meat producers

Friday, May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Update: JBS/Smithfield testing, new outbreaks

China cuts Australian beef imports on COVID-19 concerns

Hot dogs are winning

COVID-19 update: Koch Foods, Farbest Foods, Rantoul Foods

OSHA treads lightly on COVID-19 complaints: Politico

Pork antitrust plaintiffs contend Trump order supports their case

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Tyson to reduce some beef prices by up to 30%: WSJ

JBS USA announces $200 million COVID-19 response effort

20 state attorneys general demand more protections for meat workers

The days drag on, and deli still struggles

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bipartisan bill would require spot market cattle purchases

Food prices log biggest jump since '74

News briefs: Hormel Film Festival, FSIS, AAMP

COVID-19 updates: NC outbreaks; Jennie-O reopens; Tyson testing

House COVID-19 bill offers aid to livestock producers

USDA lowers 2020 protein production forecast due to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lawmakers, groups try to pitch in on depopulation

Signs of recovery in beef packing ... but how fast?

The heat is on frozen foods

Meat plant challenges expand

JBS Brazil injects $120 million into COVID-19 battle

Monday, May 11, 2020

China pork buy is high while Iowa pork processing hits low

Nebraska halts counting COVID-19 cases at meat plants

Wisconsin asks for waiver of interstate meat shipment restriction

Who's open, who's closed? Cargill, Jennie-O, Tyson, Conestoga Meats, Sofina Foods and more

Meat remains the retail champ

Brazil grapples with its own meat supply chain issues

Trump: $3 billion for meat, other agricultural products

Friday, May 08, 2020

McDonald's CEO confident in meat supply chain

Senators seek direct aid to chicken growers, citing plant worker shortages

Reopening of JBS facility in southern Brazil is halted

Jennie-O Turkey Minn. facility, Indiana Packers pork plant reopen

Azar reportedly ties meat workers’ living conditions to COVID-19 outbreaks

Stepping up: Illinois Pork, Butterball, American Simmental Assn., US Foods, Thomas Foods

Thursday, May 07, 2020

COVID update: Smithfield Sioux Falls to reopen; Cargill; Tyson; JBS (UPDATED)

State attorneys general urge DOJ probe of cattle market

Deli struggles in holiday-free week

JBS reopens Minn. pork plant; Tyson restarts Neb. beef plant

Perdue predicts plants back up within 10 days

Trump adds to calls for beef market investigation

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Who's open, who's closed today

Brazil's JBS mulls reopening Passo Fundo facility

At end of April, frozen food up 50%+

COVID roundup: Seaboard, JBS, Harmony Beef (Updated)

USDA lauds Missouri court ruling on Smithfield plant

USDA's Perdue, senators, CDC weigh in on Trump executive order

Plant closings portend empty meat cases, price inflation: CoBank

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

COVID roundup: Tyson, Smithfield

Retail update: Meat sales in dollars, volume still up over 2019

Stepping up: Godshall’s, Triumph Foods, Cooper Farms, Meat District

COVID today: Who's reopened, who's still closed?

Analysts take ‘wait-and-see’ approach on Tyson

Biden expresses support for meat plant workers

Monday, May 04, 2020

Smithfield to partially reopen Sioux Falls pork plant today: report

Minerva Foods is preparing to boost beef exports to the US

Stepping up: Cargill, Golden West, Snake River Farms, Mountaire Farms

Pandemic, production issues curb Tyson’s Q2 net income

JBS refutes Mother Jones report critical of its COVID-19 management

White House urged to protect meatpacking workers

How does the Executive Order affect my business?

Friday, May 01, 2020

Congressman calls for task force to protect workers, reopen plants

COVID-19 cases confirmed in 9 meat plants in southern Brazil

Senators, cattlemen target meatpacking concentration amid COVID-19

Quick-service sales suffer as morning routines disrupted

Deli department turns in mixed results

JBS sees COVID-19 cases surge in Colo.; Tyson to reopen Ind. pork plant

Time-lapse map added to Meatingplace COVID-19 coverage

Thursday, April 30, 2020

COVID update: Tyson, Cargill, Butterball

Canada's beef supply chain is suffering, too: DLR (updated)

Pilgrim's profit slips amid U.S., Mexico challenges

Hot dogs clearly are COVID comfort food

Tyson pausing Dakota City production; Smithfield Monmouth to reopen

JBS reopens Minn. pork plant, but only to euthanize pigs

Pilgrim’s CEO: QSR business at or near pre-COVID levels

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Industry groups hail executive order keeping the plants open

Smithfield changes course at one plant, sees positives at another

Brazil's JBS says it can supply the U.S. with meat

'Frozen' is a hit with consumers

Labor, state officials stress safety concerns after Trump meat plant order

McDonald's Canada to import beef, take Angus burgers off menu

Maple Leaf posts net loss in Q1

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Kansas may offer housing to meat processing workers

Relief groups warn of future unrest if food runs short

US Foods expands COVID-19 help for restaurants

COVID update: Smithfield, George’s Inc., JBS USA, Dan’s Prize, Butterball

Monday, April 27, 2020

Will COVID-19 drive adoption of Industry 4.0 in the meat industry?

Smithfield: two more plants close, OSHA investigates, company issues statement

JBS closes plants in Brazil, Wisconsin

‘A delicate balance’: Tyson on COVID-19

COVID-19 update: Indiana Packers, Triumph Foods, Aurora Packing, Tyson Fresh Meats, APHIS, CFTC, FSIS

CDC, OSHA post coronavirus guidelines for meat, poultry plants

Meat in cold storage offers 'relatively small buffer': DLR

COVID roundup: Central Valley Meat, Tyson, Hormel, JBS USA

Meat sales gains hold up vs. 2019's Easter week performance

Pork board offers depopulation tips

Short-term pain, long-term gain: Cattle on Feed

Friday, April 24, 2020

Tyson halts Pasco beef plant production for employee testing

JBS, county set plan to reopen Greeley beef plant today

Meat inspectors lose another colleague; want more COVID-19 protections

CDC details recommendations for Smithfield Sioux Falls plant

Workers sue Smithfield over COVID-19 safety measures

NPPC, NCBA sound alarms over COVID-19 aid plan

Poultry plants take a further hit from COVID-19

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tyson shuts Logansport pork plant, testing 2,200 workers

Jennie-O confirms COVID cases; Comfrey Farm pauses production

UFCW union asks USDA for meat plant worker protections

COVID-19’s toll again rises at meat processing plants (UPDATED)

Hormel to pay second round of bonuses to plant workers

Top 500 restaurant chains face sales drop after solid 2019

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Cargill plant is reopened; JBS Canada plant downshifts

Deli meat, prepared meals are not getting a pandemic boost

Hot dogs remain the go-to solution for unsettled times

Tyson suspends Waterloo operations as COVID-19 continues its spread

McDonald’s, Wendy’s offer thanks to pandemic responders

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tyson Fresh Meats plants re-open

Midwest plants report more positives as the National Guard moves in

North American meat plant activity ebbs, flows as pandemic continues

Meat companies get creative as pandemic slams sales

Pandemic forces postponement of World’s Poultry Congress

E-commerce meat sales no longer 'a rounding error': Meatingplace's 'fireside chat'

Monday, April 20, 2020

COVID's effect on the meat supply chain, April 20th update

It’s a start: Industry glad for feds’ $19B food lifeline

Hog carcass, pork cutout prices in retreat: DLR

More shutdowns, positive tests: Hormel, Tyson, Rose Packing, JBS

Spurred on by Easter sales, meat department record sales continue

JBS, union agree on more pay, PPE

U.S. meat production fell sharply last week

Friday, April 17, 2020

Seaboard Triumph reports a case of coronavirus

Kroger, union seek first responder status for grocery workers

Restaurant roundup: Jack in the Box, Potbelly, McDonald's, FoodFirst, Red Robin

COVID-19-related deaths further darken meat industry's door (UPDATE)

USDA dissects impact of COVID-19 on beef supply chain

Stepping up: Maple Leaf Foods, Foster Farms, Kingmade Jerky, Triumph Foods, FreeBird

Thursday, April 16, 2020

CDC team to tour Smithfield S.D. plant as COVID-19 cases top 600

Burgers' Smokehouse reports COVID among workers, closes plant

In the deli: meat sales stay up, prepared items plunge

Egg sets slow as broiler hatcheries respond to plant closings

COVID-19 kills two Tyson workers, troubles more meatpacking plants

Perdue addresses COVID-19’s impact on food processing

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Smithfield unveils $100M bonus program; another plant in Pa. affected

NPPC calls for sweeping fed response to 'dire crisis' for hog farmers

NCBA estimates beef industry losses for 2020

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Wayne Farms, Maple Leaf update on plant infections

Join our online 'fireside chat' on how to profit from online meat sales now

Canada funnels more funding into food inspection amid pandemic

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

JBS closes Greeley plant for 11 days

Lincoln Premium Poultry announced first positive COVID case

The weakest link in the pork supply chain

Stepping up: Smithfield, JBS make COVID donations

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Cargill cuts shift at Canadian beef plant

Monday, April 13, 2020

Smithfield's S.D. plant to close indefinitely on COVID-19 concerns

JBS testing, cleaning at Greeley plant amid second employee death

Who's open, who's closed? A status check on meat plants in U.S., Canada (updated)

Worker shortage prompts huge Delmarva chicken cull

Meat sales remain elevated

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Friday, April 10, 2020

West Liberty suspends one plant; White House mulls COVID tests for food workers

164 Cargill workers test positive for COVID-19: report

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Perdue: USDA to extend probe of beef price divergence

George’s boosts safety measures for workforce

News briefs: Brakebush, US Foods, USPOULTRY, Oxfam

Smithfield closes Sioux Falls plant to halt coronavirus spread

Two Tyson poultry plant workers die of COVID-19, union says

JBS USA beef production worker dies of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Cargill closes Hazleton, Pa. plant 'until it's safe'

Beef market impacts from COVID-19 vary widely

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Ag supply chains face hard choices: CoBank

Maple Leaf Foods joins roster of processors hit by COVID-19

Ag associations seek USDA, fed help on export trade rules

COVID cloud over restaurants grows

Giving back: Tyson Fresh Meats, John Soules, Hofmann Sausage, Texas Farm Products, Hormel, The Maschhoffs

Monday, April 06, 2020

County launches COVID-19 probe at JBS beef plant

Chicken prices 'collapse,' expect 'capacity rationalization'

Plan ahead for possible inspector shortages: AAMP

COVID sends Tyson pork plant packing; more cases pop up elsewhere

Meat sales highly elevated for third week

Olymel warns of scaled-back hog purchases

Friday, April 03, 2020

Stuck in the middle with wings that can’t fly and a belly ache

BRF says it will hire 2,000 workers to maintain operations

JBS sticks with plan to hire 3,000 people in Brazil in 2020

Hot dogs still a go-to option as COVID-19 measures sharpen

News briefs: National Beef, Wayne Farms, Cargill, Perdue Farms

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Federal workers sue government for COVID-19 hazard pay

Tyson taps $1.5 billion credit line for financial flexibility

Red Robin slashes spending, withdraws financial outlook

Stepping up: Tyson, Smithfield, Mountaire, FreeBird, George's, US Foods, St-Hubert

Personal safety: Restless workers could break the meat supply chain

Sanderson reports 15 positive tests, says foodservice business off 65%

COVID-19 cases close Pa. poultry plant for two weeks

Burger King, Popeyes, Tim Hortons employ thermometers in safety effort

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

What lies ahead: Lessons from China’s nascent COVID-19 recovery

Processors further boost compensation, benefits

Honey Baked Ham adjusts operations in light of COVID-19

Global organizations seek trade flow protection under COVID-19

Mountaire Farms the latest processor hit by the virus

Domino’s offers market snapshot as pandemic rages on

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

JBS, Perdue, Foster Farms report COVID-19 cases

Meat OK'd for Lenten Fridays for some Catholics

Processor profits draw increasing scrutiny

Restaurants sound warning of permanent closures

Monday, March 30, 2020

Olymel plant closed for 2 weeks; several plants report positive COVID-19 tests in workers

Meat sales surge even higher, up 91% YOY

'Restaurants down, but not out': Datassential survey

R-CALF launches direct-to-consumer website

State Dept. reverses course, will process H-2 visas

From the front lines: Hotel performance measures tank

Friday, March 27, 2020

Pork Board plans for the morning after

No shortage of meat in the U.S. in 2020: Peel

Surge in beef prices unlikely to last, analysts say

COVID-19 donations: Smithfield Foods, Triumph Foods, Mountaire Farms

Smithfield employee tests positive for COVID-19; production continues

USDOT expands food truckers' hours of service

The size of the hog herd and pork futures

News briefs: Meat Congress, Case Farms, Brashears, poultry safety awards, ag outlook board

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Senate passes historic economic stimulus bill

Cargill’s COVID-19 plan

Yum shuts 7,000 restaurants worldwide; McDonald's closes U.K. units

JBS says it is prepared to face COVID-19 crisis

McDonald’s pulls all-day breakfast during coronavirus

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Processors, agencies, associations respond as COVID-19 rolls on

Comfort food: Hot dog, sausage sales jump sharply

NCBA calls for help in keeping supply chain moving

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Sanderson plant employee positive for COVID-19; production continues

Certified Piedmontese pivots to retail-friendly products

Giving back: Tyson, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Hormel, Smithfield, Annual Meat Conference

FSIS adjusts label allowances for COVID-19

National Restaurant Association show cancelled for May 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Meat retail sales up 77% over 2019 levels

AI, ASF, coronavirus a volatile mix for global poultry: Rabobank

Coronavirus resources for the industry

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Beyond donations: Processors temporarily boost pay for suppliers, employees

Marfrig says it will operate normally to ensure beef supply

Restaurants take the hit: NPD update

To survive virus, Pizza Hut delivers steaks in China

Friday, March 20, 2020

JBS, Marfrig suspend some beef operations in Brazil

DHS identifies meat processing among 'critical' sectors

No Magic 8 Ball: A processor's COVID-19 story

Chefs’ Warehouse withdraws guidance due to COVID-19

From the front lines: Analysis predicts 5 years to restore hotel industry

Pork Board’s anti-virus focus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Betting big in Vegas: A processor’s COVID-19 story

COVID-19 throws light on immigration challenge

Farm Bureau: Labor needs, livestock price manipulation top concerns

Restaurant industry sends Washington an SOS

Kroger shuts meat counters, plans to hire 10,000 workers

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Hormel outlines pandemic policies, $1M donation

Stimulus package could shore up consumer demand

Restaurants encouraged to keep drive-throughs open: report

Scanner data confirm grocery buying surge: analyst

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Brazilian beef processors could reduce operations amid pandemic

USDA reassures processors as coronavirus crisis continues

Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring meetings cancelled

Coronavirus gives meat supply chain a shiver

Virus prompts meat sales changes at Meijer, others