Meat and Poultry Industry News

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


Patrick Cudahy complex to modernize bacon slicing and packaging operation in 2015

Construction on new bacon facility scheduled to begin later this year.
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Midamar celebrates 40th anniversary

Midamar celebrated 40 years in the USA as a global supplier of halal food and export services.
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Nearly 1 in 5 large Md. chicken farms have been fined over litter removal reporting lapses

Maryland state regulators have fined 104 out of the state’s 574 “animal feeding operations” since July 1.
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Worker killed in industrial accident at Pilgrim’s Pride Texas plant

Police are investigating the death of an employee in Pilgrim’s Pride’s Mt. Pleasant, Texas plant.
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Second Rancho Feeding employee pleads guilty in tainted meat case

Federal prosecutors say the owners schemed with employees to slaughter about 79 cows with skin cancer of the eye.
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Compliance Guide for Chilling Requirements for Ready-To-Cook Poultry posted by FSIS

Guide contains information regarding how official establishments that produce ready-to-cook poultry can meet the new chilling requirements that became effective on Oct. 20.
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Golden State Foods hosts grand opening for new distribution center

Ribbon-cutting ceremony showcased upgrades in technology and environmental sustainability.
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AMI joins groups in comments on anti-terror standards related to ammonia

The comments recommend that anhydrous ammonia used for closed-circuit refrigeration systems be deleted the DHS Chemicals of Interest list.
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McDonald’s sees "significant" decline in Q3 results

Global comparable sales decreased 3.3%, reflecting negative guest traffic in all major segments and the impact of the previously-disclosed supplier issue in certain markets in APMEA.
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WTO rules in favor of Canada, Mexico in latest COOL decision

The World Trade Organization has ruled that the United States has not done enough to change its meat labeling rules.
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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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October 2014

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