Animal Proteins

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Animal Proteins

South Carolina Meatpacker Harvin Choice Meats Shuts Down

April 12, 2024
Owner blames inflation and sudden billing issues with a vendor for unexpected closure of the business on Monday.
People on the Move

Bumble Bee Seafoods Taps Former StarKist Exec to Be New CEO

April 2, 2024
Andrew Choe, who led StarKist for eight years, took the reins of Bumble Bee on April 1.
People on the Move

Seaboard Foods Pork Segment Names New President & CEO

March 25, 2024
Chad Groves will be promoted from within Seaboard Foods to take the reins from Peter Brown, who will retire June 30, 2024.
Animal Proteins

Deli Processor Freirich Foods Files for Chapter 11 Protection

March 25, 2024
Citing a one-time, $7 million loss of product by a third-party cold-storage facility, Salisbury, N.C.-based meat processor believes it will continue to operate after proceeding...
People on the Move

Poultry Processor AlaTrade Foods Appoints New President

March 22, 2024
Josh Whitley brings more than 20 years of experience with Tyson, Smithfield and his own small, food-processing plant to his new role.
Plant Safety

National Beef Targets March 25 to Resume Production after Liberal, Kansas, Plant Fire

March 22, 2024
Wednesday night fire damaged six loaded trailers of boxed beef, exterior walls of the facility and loading dock doors.
People on the Move

Case Foods Announces Changes to Executive Leadership Team

March 20, 2024
Poultry processor names new president/COO and chief commercial officer to help lead future growth.
People on the Move

Randall Foods Completes Assembly of Executive Leadership Team

March 19, 2024
Finalizing its executive team is the latest step in completing its merger integration plan.
Mergers & Acquisitions

Cal-Maine Completes Acquisition of Tyson’s Dexter, Missouri, Processing Plant

March 15, 2024
Facility will be converted to process shell egg and egg products, Cal-Maine Foods announced.
International

JBS SA Delays New York Stock Exchange Listing to Second Half of 2024

Feb. 23, 2024
Brazilian processor remains confident proposal will be approved but wants to give investors more time to vote on it.
Worker Safety

Sanger, California, Poultry Plant Worker Killed — Second Fatality There in 8 Months

Feb. 23, 2024
Pitman Family Farms employee Jose Abrego is the second person to die in a workplace incident at the embattled Sanger processing plant in less than a year.
Legal Issues

Dept. of Labor Alleges Use of Illegal Child Labor by Another Third-Party Sanitation Provider

Feb. 22, 2024
Fayette Janitorial Service LLC provides contract sanitation to meat and poultry plants in some 30 states and is the latest company under investigation for allegedly employing ...
Careers

West Liberty Foods to Eliminate 260 Jobs at West Liberty Plant

Feb. 20, 2024
Company will shift RTE slicing and second-shift log fabrication to its Bolingbrook, Ill., plant over the next year.