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Tyson Foods Enters Agreement to Acquire Williams Sausage Co.

Feb. 21, 2023
Williams Sausage employs approximately 500 employees and provides fresh and fully cooked sausage, bacon, and sandwiches to retail and foodservice customers.

Tyson Foods Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Williams Sausage Co. Inc. of Union City, Tenn., both companies announced. Williams Sausage Company employs approximately 500 employees and provides fresh and fully cooked sausage, bacon, and sandwiches to retail and foodservice customers.

The acquisition would further increase Tyson Foods’ presence in western Tennessee. The processor already owns processing facilities in Union City (expanded in 2020) and Newbern, and it opened a $425 million, 370,000-square-foot poultry complex in Humboldt, Tenn., in 2021.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, and the transaction is still subject to approval by U.S. regulators.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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