Industry News - AM

Brazilian meat plants suspend operations due to truckers' strike

More than 100 meat production facilities in Brazil have partially or completely...

Marfrig chairman to cover potential damages in corruption probe

The founder and chairman of Brazil-based meat processor Marfrig Foods signed an...

Chipotle moving headquarters to California, affecting 400 jobs

Chipotle Mexican Grill said Wednesday it plans to relocate its headquarters, currently...

Flavored chicken drumsticks join Sandra’s lineup

Sandra’s, a brand of Serenade Foods in Milford, Ind., has rolled out three...

Industry News - PM

Hormel profit up; refrigerated growth offsets grocery, turkey

Hormel Foods posted record second-quarter earnings as stronger sales of refrigerated...

Weak foodservice demand drags on Sanderson earnings

Weak foodservice demand and lower market prices cut Sanderson Farms’ fiscal...

Del. board lets case against Allen Harim wastewater facility proceed

Delaware’s Environmental Appeals Board has ruled that a grassroots environmental...

Calzones recalled for misbranding

Uno Foods Inc., based in Brockton, Mass., is recalling about 1,881 pounds of ham...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Processor sues former partner for $1.9M+, claims fraud

Inspectors’ schedules may bias their reports: Harvard

In the middle of the store, there is still money to be made from meat

News briefs: NAMI, Amazon/Whole Foods, Impossible Foods, Moy Park

Five companies interested in buying Keystone, says Marfrig

N.Y. processor pleads guilty, pays fine to settle wage theft charges

Cold storage inventories continue to build

Red Robin says sales edge up in Q1; plans more units

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tyson gets Iowa’s help for plant expansion

Analysis: Lunch meat has fresh retail opportunities

Independent restaurants hanging in there as visits decline: study

In blockchain we trust(?)

U.S. Reps weigh in on trade dispute with Thailand

NAMI adds Media MythCrusher paper on cultured, plant-based alternatives

Applegate touts “cleaner” hot dogs

Research briefs: Peptides, sodium hydroxide

Monday, May 21, 2018

U.S./China step back from the brink on trade war

Pepperoni sticks recalled

Beef, turkey production headed for above-trend growth: USDA

Millennials drive rise in fresh-meat buying: study

Pinnacle Foods exploring strategic options: report

Maintenance issues temporarily close Tyson plant in Va.

Canadian deli meat firms get financial boost

Sales of organic meat, poultry reach record in 2017

Friday, May 18, 2018

Knives are out over checkoff amendment to farm bill

Another antitrust suit filed against U.S. chicken processors

Missouri legislature passes bill defining meat

San Francisco says most meat, poultry from animals treated with antibiotics (UPDATE)

NAMI no fan of USCA petition

House fails to pass farm bill

South African listeriosis outbreak abates

How the ‘Georgia Dock’ died

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sausages recalled due to undeclared allergen in spice mix

Misbranding, allergen prompt chicken soup recall

H-E-B to open major warehouse; adds digital chief

Cargill survey says people believe their food is safe

Tyson to get $20 million in state funds for Tenn. chicken complex (UPDATE)

USTR to look into pork producers’ complaint against Thailand

New AMS administrator named

Meat stick maker adds grass-fed varieties

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Report calls out abuses at USDA labs, including MARC

Smithfield parent CEO salary, stock holding immense

Positives on the horizon for Pilgrim’s Pride: analysts

USDA names food safety inspection committee members

Ag Sec. Perdue names NACMCF appointees

Farm bill heads through House with animal husbandry amendment

Prosecutors bring corruption charges against Joesley Batista

S&P upgrades JBS ratings after debt refinancing

Organic food fans unlikely to be swayed by negative news: NPD

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

JBS increases profit; closes refinancing deal with creditors

Fast food chain names new CEO, CFO

NAFTA talks to continue as deadline nears

USDA terminates consideration of organic checkoff program

Tyson buys poultry rendering firm for $850 million

Sanderson Farms takes another crack at dispelling poultry misconceptions

Smithfield outlines food safety efforts

JBS' Seara focused on recovering margins amid high production costs

Monday, May 14, 2018

Seattle retailer partners with organic processor

FSIS boosts outreach to small, very small plants

Chinese scientists launch meat freshness sniffer

Crowd Cow expands into independently raised pork

Burger processor breathes new life into closed plant

Bipartisan bill seeks to expand meat movement across state lines

Ag budget bill would give USDA jurisdiction over lab-grown 'meat'

Tyson launches product education program for retailers

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pilgrim’s Q1 net income jumps 27 percent

Tyson delves deeper into vending channel with new partner

Sandwich chain taps chef to lead new product push

This glove could prevent carpal tunnel

Pilgrim’s focusing on prepared foods, customized products

Rottenberg, Kiecker named FSIS administrators

Smithfield probes sow farm accused of pig abuse

BRF navigates turbulent times