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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 ...
Legal Issues

Beef, Luxury Cars and Meth: Man Charged for Crimes Including Alleged Theft of $200k of Red Meat Shipment

Sept. 15, 2023
A Cuban national has been arrested in Florida after allegedly attempting to steal $200,000 of beef, as well as a previous alleged cargo and luxury vehicle theft attempt.
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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.
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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.

CPG Companies Raising Prices to Offset Commodity Costs

April 26, 2021
Rising commodity costs are hitting Consumer Packaged Goods companies--and consumers--prompting a spike in prices.

The Wake From the Suez Canal Blockage Is Hitting Parts of CPG Industry

April 5, 2021
The ripple effect from the Ever Given container ship being stuck in the canal is now being felt within parts of the consumer packaged goods industry, including the cheese and ...

Consumer Brands Association Issues Supply Chain Report Calling On Policy Recommendations

Feb. 25, 2021
The Consumer Brands Association, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and researchers from Iowa State University, released a report this week detailing...
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.