Industry News - AM

CDC adds to victim count in backyard poultry salmonella outbreaks

Outbreaks of salmonellosis linked to backyard flocks of live poultry have sickened...

Ag groups praise court delay of EPA air emissions reporting

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association...

Canada’s beef grading agency names new president

The Canadian Beef Grading Agency (CBGA) has announced that Marty Carpenter as will...

Marlen expands thermal processing prowess with new acquisition

Global food processing equipment supplier Marlen International Inc. announced Monday...

Industry News - PM

Smithfield expands Tar Heel pork plant

Smithfield Foods Inc. announced today it will build a new distribution center and...

EPA head steps into WOTUS fray with video push

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is urging farmers...

Quarterly restaurant traffic slips, prices climb: NPD

Higher menu prices contributed to the sixth consecutive quarter of zero gains in...

Mushroom product being co-marketed with ground beef (updated)

In the latest indication that there is a market for products targeted at consumers...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Family awarded $13 million in wrongful death suit against Hillshire Brands

North Carolina custom processor to expand, add 40 jobs

Chipotle replaces low-selling chorizo with queso in test

News briefs: WOTUS, poultry safety, SMA honors, Oprah, China

APHIS launches animal welfare compliance database

Alternative meats efforts gain home at UC Berkeley

A banner year for beef: USDA

USMEF’s incoming leader has plenty on his plate

Friday, August 18, 2017

U.S. pork to enter Argentina for first time since 1992

Chicken plant to make way for city's new transit line

South Korea lifts U.S. poultry ban

Report urges investors to avoid Asian meat production

U.S., Japan discuss beef tariffs, agree to speed trade talks

China starts anti-dumping probe of Brazilian chicken imports

Cargill assists China on effort to reduce antibiotics in poultry

Vegetarian men more likely to get depressed: study

Thursday, August 17, 2017

JBS pork plant in Louisville agrees to new fines

Lighthizer: NAFTA has cost jobs, failed many Americans

Premium Brands credits meat for record profit

Bellisio Foods rolls out new chicken-based frozen food line

Hormel buys Italian meats processor with new plant

Consumers tighten purse strings for proteins

Cargill CEO: Exiting NAFTA would be ‘destructive’

After Q2 loss, Marfrig to restart three plants

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

JBS plans U.S. IPO for 2018; shareholder presses on Batistas accountability

Target names new food and beverage execs, buys delivery firm

Chicken Caesar salad recalled on misbranding, undeclared allergen

Campaign launched in China to discourage meat consumption

Tyson to expand poultry operation, create a lot of jobs

ConAgra to invest $54 million in Arkansas plant upgrade

Frozen food processor to build in New Mexico

Divergent comments on China chicken imports

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Smithfield Foods buys sausage company

Case Farms responds to protest

Frankfurters recalled for bone fragments

Costco names new chairman

Reducetarian movement seeks to nudge meat eaters just a bit

JBS profit falls 80% in 2Q despite strong performance in the U.S.

Hormel unit takes another ingredient out of bacon

FDA proposes changes in tracking antimicrobial sales data

Beef processor approved for export to China

Universities, pork group push to preserve ag trade provisions in NAFTA

Monday, August 14, 2017

Poultry products recalled

Natural meat product maker buys natural brand

OIE publishes report on global antimicrobial use

Government seeks stiff sentence for ex-poultry manager

FDA delays some CGMP inspections until fall 2018

Smithfield Foods owner posts solid first-half profit gains

Chick-fil-A rolls out protein-rich breakfast item

Smithfield confirms, details investment in Chef'd

Aldi launches grocery delivery service tests in three cities

Consumer prices rose at lower-than-expected rate in July

Friday, August 11, 2017

Applebee’s, IHOP parent taps veteran hotel exec to be CEO

USDA: Beef, chicken increases offset pork, turkey declines

Protein at each meal supports muscle strength in seniors: study

Weight-loss gurus launch high-protein meal delivery service

Smithfield invests in meal kit maker: CNBC

BRF posts BRL167 million net loss in Q2, amid negative effects of meat scandal

Southeastern Grocers appoints new CEO

Struggling Applebee’s to re-evaluate hand-cut steaks

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Restaurant chain tightens chicken supply specifications

USDA rule strengthens enforcement of livestock mandatory reporting, COOL

Kenosha Beef recalls patties for misbranding, allergen

Undeclared MSG prompts recall of ready-to-eat beef pies

Wayne Farms plant is back in business

EEOC finds cause in Muslim workers’ complaint against Cargill

Retailer launches antibiotic-free pork line

USDA sees grain production down, prices steady

National restaurant chain hires chief brand officer

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wingstop offers two-tier pricing as bone-in prices soar

FSIS extends deadline on labeling claims questionnaire

Hy-Vee moves to clean label on 1,000 products

OSI doubles chicken production capacity in Spanish facility

BPI attorney: Disney likely funding $177 million of settlement out of pocket

USDA report raises concerns about Canadian inspection system

Impossible Foods seeks to assure public its burger is safe

Fed: Local food movement can spur job growth