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.
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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.
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Capital Spending

Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, Brewery Gets $13 Million in Upgrades

Nov. 29, 2023
Enhancements to energy systems, dry-hopping, bottling and can-packaging operations among the significant investments made by Anheuser-Busch.
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Advanced data management software and instrumentation can help processors monitor their operations remotely.
Manufacturing Equipment

Instrumentation, Data Keep Processors One Step Ahead

Oct. 31, 2023
Processors use a variety of instrumentation to monitor the process and equipment, and the data revolution is raising the bar on the amount of valuable information that can be ...
Business Strategies

Cargill Upcycles Hershey's Chocolate Waste Into Animal Feed

Oct. 18, 2023
In a win-win for the two companies: Hershey reduces its landfill waste and Cargill gets a quality feed ingredient.
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Manufacturing Trends

Processing Plants’ Sustainability Initiatives Have Deeper Impact

Oct. 17, 2023
Food and beverage processors continue to reduce their plants’ impact on the environment through novel sustainability initiatives backed by stronger data and analysis.
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Green Plant of the Year

Green Plant of the Year 2023: Hormel's Fontanini Foods

Oct. 16, 2023
Hormel’s Fontanini Foods plant used ingenuity and innovative engineering to drive down water and energy use and minimize the oils and sludge in the Illinois plant’s wastewater...
Plant Safety

JBS Louisville Pork Plant Reports Ammonia Leak; No Injuries Reported

June 28, 2023
Company investigating the cause of the incident that forced evacuation of the facility.
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On the Plant Floor

Can You ‘See’ How Healthy Your Processes Are?

May 8, 2023
This report finds food and beverage processors all over the map in adoption of advanced monitoring and data collection systems but united in pursuit of more visibility and greater...
Cleaning, Sanitation, Hygiene

JBS USA Creates Company to Provide Plant Sanitation, Food Safety Services

May 3, 2023
JBS Sanitation will perform sanitation services for JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Pride processing plants after company cut ties with embattled Packers Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI)...
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Energy Efficiency

Staying Up To Speed With Freezer Door Solutions

May 3, 2023
We recently sat down with Hörmann's Whitney Hopper to talk about how high-performance doors can help your food and beverage facility save money and manpower — and increase productivity...