Animal Proteins


Animal Proteins

Smithfield Foods Ends Hog Farm Contracts in Utah in Response to Pork Oversupply

Dec. 6, 2023
The move will also result in the layoff of nearly 70 Smithfield employees in the Utah hog production operation.
Animal Proteins

Hormel to End Turkey Harvest at Barron, Wisconsin, Plant in Favor of Value-Added Processing

Dec. 4, 2023
Jennie-O Turkey Store plant will end turkey slaughter operations in Q2 of 2024 in an effort to right-size the company’s turkey supply chain.
Animal Proteins

Cooks Venture Shuts Down Poultry Operations, Lays Off More Than 500 Workers

Dec. 1, 2023
The Decatur, Ark.-based producer and processor of slow-growth chicken said it could not secure financing to continue operations beyond Nov. 30.
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Capital Spending

Tyson Opens New $300 Million Fully Cooked Plant in Danville, Virginia

Nov. 29, 2023
Highly automated facility will produce four million pounds of fully cooked poultry products per week for Tyson Foods’ retail and foodservice channels.

Eight Senators Urge EPA to Share Small Meat Processor Input on Wastewater Regulation Revisions

Nov. 20, 2023
With the December 2023 target looming for proposed revisions to the Meat and Poultry Products (MPP) Effluent Guidelines and Standards, the small processor community is voicing...
Legal Issues

U.S. Senator Reintroduces Real MEAT Act to Label Alternative Proteins as ‘Imitation’

Nov. 17, 2023
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) originally introduced the Real MEAT Act in 2019 to clearly differentiate alternative proteins from animal proteins on product labels.
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Legal Issues

Florida Legislator Proposes Ban on Cultured, Lab-Grown Meat in the State

Nov. 15, 2023
Republican member of the State House of Representatives has introduced House Bill 435 which would make the manufacture, sale, holding or distribution of cultured meat illegal....
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Animal Proteins

New Pork Processing Plant Opens in Western Canada, Easing Shipping Strains for Hog Farmers

Nov. 3, 2023
The North 49 Foods facility in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, will alleviate the need to ship Canadian-raised sows hundreds of miles across the border to the U.S. for processing.
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Animal Proteins

Clemens Food Group’s Coldwater, Michigan, Plant ‘Busting at the Seams’

Nov. 1, 2023
In meeting to gain approval for expansion of truck parking lot, Clemens representative relays it is ramping up hog production and adding a second shift to Michigan plant that ...
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Smithfield’s European Division Acquires Majority Stake in Spain’s Argal Alimentation

Oct. 31, 2023
Charcuterie and packaged meats processor gives Smithfield Foods a growth platform in Spain and wider packaged meats portfolio.
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Legal Issues

Three California Poultry Processors Face Preliminary Injunction for Child Labor, Wage Violations

Oct. 31, 2023
U.S. Dept. of Labor obtains injunction against Los Angeles-area poultry companies in latest child labor crackdown.