Meat and Poultry Industry News

The latest business news and analysis of interest to the protein-processing industry.


AMI celebrates National Hot Dog Day on Capitol Hill

July 24, 2014
More than 1,000 Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff, meat industry representatives and members of the media filled the Rayburn House Office Building Courtyard for the celebration.
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OSI owner issues statement about Hsui Shanghai; executives detained in China

July 24, 2014
Hidden camera footage shown earlier this week on Dragon TV in China showed workers at a Shanghai Hsui plant using out-of-date chicken and beef to make burgers and chicken patties for its customers.
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Pork executive arrested on gun charge in Washington D.C.

July 24, 2014
Carrying a firearm without a District of Columbia license is illegal in the city, which has very strict gun laws.
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McDonald’s reports on flat Q2

July 24, 2014
In the U.S., second quarter comparable sales decreased 1.5% while operating income rose 1%.
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Wisconsin firm recalls sausage product due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

July 23, 2014
The product was formulated with an ingredient containing hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen.
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Canada’s only Atlantic beef processor earns “A” in BRC audit

July 23, 2014
Atlantic Beef Products Inc. is located in Albany, Prince Edward Island.
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UFCW Grand Island JBS beef plant members ratify new 5-year contract

July 23, 2014
The new five-year agreement will cover more than 2,600 workers.
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Mechanically tenderized beef soon to require labels in Canada

July 22, 2014
These regulations will come into force as of August 21, 2014.
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Two large chicken farms planned for Delaware county

July 21, 2014
The chickens would be processed by Mountaire Farms and Perdue.
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Hain Celestial acquires remainder of Hain Pure Protein

July 21, 2014
The purchase price of HPP was $40 million.
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Optimizing the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Application on Meat & Poultry

Contact: Adam Thomas
There are several intervention options available to processors for antimicrobial application, many of which can result in a cleaner label. Spraying antimicrobials on the product or into product packages is a newer technology that is gaining rapid acceptance. This webinar will take a close look at using spray technology to apply antimicrobials and help attendees determine if it is the best intervention method for their operations. Read More




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Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

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June 2014

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