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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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Legal Issues

Florida Men Sentenced for Multimillion-Dollar, Organized Meat Theft Ring

Aug. 3, 2023
The three men stole an estimated $9 million worth of meat in refrigerated trailers over the course of 17 months in the Great Plains and Midwest.
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JBS Grand Island Beef Plant Reports Theft of Trailer of Beef

March 31, 2023
About $275,000 worth of beef headed to Virginia never arrived, and the truck’s GPS tracker was disabled.
RJ Bobin
The rising smoke cloud after authorities released chemicals from a train derailment as seen from the ground in a nearby neighborhood.

The Ohio Train Derailment: Lessons for Food & Beverage Businesses

March 13, 2023
The February 3 derailment of a Norfolk Southern Railway freight train transporting hazardous materials carries a lesson in crisis preparation and management for all food & beverage...
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Foster Farms’ Latest Emergency Rail Service Petition Denied as Moot

Feb. 16, 2023
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) denied Foster Farms’ December 2022 call for an emergency service order from Union Pacific (UP) railroad.
Railway Worker
The Scoop

Lessons From a Strike That Didn’t Happen

Nov. 30, 2022
The food & beverage industry can look to the railroads as an example of how not to treat workers.

Congress Moves to Stop Rail Strike

Nov. 29, 2022
Democrats agree to impose the same contract that some rail unions rejected.
Regulatory Compliance

Brexit Disrupts UK Food Shipping

Jan. 12, 2021
The first signs of disruption due to Brexit are being felt by food transporters between Britain and Northern Ireland.
Regulatory Compliance

UK Food Imports Disrupted by COVID Virus Mutation

Dec. 21, 2020
The United Kingdom is struggling with a disruption of shipments entering the country due to a new twist in the coronavirus situation.
Regulatory Compliance

FDA Proposes Traceability Rule

Sept. 23, 2020
Producers of certain foods would have to enhance and standardize their recordkeeping to improve traceability under a proposed FDA regulation.
Power Lunch

Transporting Food Safely and Efficiently

The key to keeping food safe during transport? Detailed preparation and a little common sense.