Meat and Poultry Industry News

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


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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Iowa Premium Beef plant to open by end of the month

The completely renovated plant had been closed since 2004.
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Lamb products produced without import inspection recalled

Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists.
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Misbranded chicken wings recalled

The products were processed with a releasing agent containing soy lecithin, a known allergen.
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India loses WTO dispute over banned U.S. poultry imports

The World Trade Organization has ruled that India illegally blocked U.S. poultry imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears.
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Food groups ask for more transparency from Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The comments highlight inconsistencies in the way research is being evaluated by different DGAC subcommittees.
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Piroshki recall expanded by additional 130 pounds

Earlier this month, the company recalled 410 pounds of products due to a processing deviation.
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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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