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Challenge to Labeling Meat Imports as ‘Product of USA’ Challenge to Labeling Meat Imports as ‘Product of USA’
The Washington, DC-headquartered American Grassfed Association (AGA) and the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) has filed a petition with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Tyson Invests in Israeli Biotech Start-up to Grow Meat Tyson Invests in Israeli Biotech Start-up to Grow Meat
Future Meat Technologies has announced a $2.2 million seed investment round co-led by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of Tyson Foods. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, USA, Tyson Foods

Frozen Pork on Front Burner as US-China Tariff Heat Rises Frozen Pork on Front Burner as US-China Tariff Heat Rises
Although the Year of the Pig is not until 2019 according to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2018 is the year that the Beijing government slapped an additional tariff of 25% on frozen pork from the USA....

MHP Eyes Doux Takeover to Boost Poultry Production in EU MHP Eyes Doux Takeover to Boost Poultry Production in EU
The Kiev, Ukraine-headquartered MHP agribusiness group is reportedly in discussions to acquire Groupe Doux, a major poultry producer based in Chateaulin, Finistere, France. With 1,200 people on its

China Ends Duties on US Chicken, But Market Remains Closed China Ends Duties on US Chicken, But Market Remains Closed
China’s decision to drop anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties as of February 27 on US chicken broilers was welcomed by the American industry, but the decision is not expected to have any immediate,

Boparan Steps Down as 2 Sisters Food Group Chief Executive Boparan Steps Down as 2 Sisters Food Group Chief Executive
Ranjit Singh Boparan, co-founder and owner of the Birmingham, England-headquartered 2 Sisters Food Group, relinquished the position of chief executive officer on February 28 and assumed the post of

Tyson Unveils Innovations at Consumer Analyst Conference Tyson Unveils Innovations at Consumer Analyst Conference
Speaking at the 2018 Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference on February 21, Tyson Foods President and CEO Tom Hayes told investors that the Springdale, Arkansas-headquartered company is well

USA Chicken Wing Sales to Fly High on Super Bowl Weekend USA Chicken Wing Sales to Fly High on Super Bowl Weekend
The Washington, DC-based National Chicken Council (NCC) projects that American football fans will eat 1.35 billion wings during Super Bowl weekend, an all-time high, as the defending NFL champion New...

Close Vote Assures Döner Kebab is Not ‘Goner Kebab’ in EU Close Vote Assures Döner Kebab is Not ‘Goner Kebab’ in EU
Kebab shop owners in Europe are rejoicing, as are devotees of shawarma and gyro pita pocket sandwiches and other dishes made from seasoned meat shaved from large inverted cones that turn slowly on

Tyson Foods ‘Beefs’ Up Initial Investment in Beyond Meat Tyson Foods ‘Beefs’ Up Initial Investment in Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods, the USA’s largest meat company, has increased its stake in Beyond Meat, the El Segundo, California-based producer of plant-based protein made from peas, soy, beet juice and other

C-Joy Inaugurates Largest Poultry Plant in Philippines C-Joy Inaugurates Largest Poultry Plant in Philippines
Cargill Joy Poultry Meats Production, Inc. (C-Joy), a joint venture between Cargill and Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), opened the biggest poultry packing facility in the Philippine islands on...

Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years, Says AFBF Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years, Says AFBF
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on Thanksgiving Day dinner tables in the USA indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10

Tyson Sizzles with Acquisition of Original Philly Holdings Tyson Sizzles with Acquisition of Original Philly Holdings
Springdale, Arkansas-headquartered Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Philadelphia-based Original Philly Holdings, Inc., one of the USA’s leading producers of frozen raw and

Empire Kosher Poultry Celebrates ’80 Years of Trust’ Empire Kosher Poultry Celebrates ’80 Years of Trust’
Empire Kosher Poultry kicked off its “80 Years of Trust” anniversary celebration at Kosherfest, the world's largest and most attended kosher-certified food products trade show, which took place

China’s JD.com to Buy Over $1.2 Billion of US Beef, Pork China’s JD.com to Buy Over $1.2 Billion of US Beef, Pork
JD.com, China's largest retailer and e-commerce company, on November 8 participated in a signing ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, with the company entering agreements to...

Pilgrim's to Close Poultry Processing Plant in Minnesota Pilgrim's to Close Poultry Processing Plant in Minnesota
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation has announced that it will shutter its poultry processing operation in Luverne, Minnesota, on December 29. Closing the facility, which employs approximately 200 workers,

Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS Pilgrim’s Pride Buys Moy Park from Parent Company JBS
Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered JBS SA has sold Moy Park, a major poultry and prepared foods supplier with operations in the United Kingdom and continental Europe, to its Greeley, Colorado, USA-based...

Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Poultry Processing Plant Tyson Foods to Expand Tennessee Poultry Processing Plant
Tyson Foods will invest $84 million as part of an expansion program at its poultry processing facility in Union City, Tennessee. The Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered company announced on

OSI Doubles Chicken Capacity at Toledo Plant in Spain OSI Doubles Chicken Capacity at Toledo Plant in Spain
OSI Food Solutions Spain has added a high capacity production line to its existing factory operation in Toledo, Spain. The €17 million investment has increased output capability of processed

Tyson Foods Posts 3Q17 Results, Anticipates Record Year Tyson Foods Posts 3Q17 Results, Anticipates Record Year
As Tyson Foods reported an increase in operating income and earnings for the third quarter, net income during that period fell approximately 8% to $447 million for the Springdale, Arkansas,...

Tyson Foods to Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center Tyson Foods to Expand Pennsylvania Distribution Center
An investment of $59.7 million to expand Tyson Foods’ distribution center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, is being made to improve efficiency and support the company’s plans for growth. The July 6

CP Foods Europe Buys Paulsen Food Service in Germany CP Foods Europe Buys Paulsen Food Service in Germany
Charoen Pokphand Foods Europe has acquired 95% of Hamburg, Germany-based Paulsen Food Service in a share purchase and cooperation agreement with Peter Paulsen Import-Export & Company

American Beef Again Competes for Slice of China Market American Beef Again Competes for Slice of China Market
United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined with US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad on June 30 to slice a Nebraska prime rib in a Beijing ceremony, formally marking the return of

All-American July 4th Cookout Costs Under $6 Per Person All-American July 4th Cookout Costs Under $6 Per Person
A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, prices out at slightly

Citing Safety Concerns, US Halts Brazilian Beef Imports Citing Safety Concerns, US Halts Brazilian Beef Imports
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. The ban

KFC Prepares for Zinger Launch to Stratosphere and Back KFC Prepares for Zinger Launch to Stratosphere and Back
Ground Control to Colonel Sanders: “You’ve really made the grade. Commencing countdown. Spicy, crispy Zinger ready to boldly go where no chicken sandwich has gone before. Want fries with that?” An

US, China Finalize Details to Send Beef Products to PRC US, China Finalize Details to Send Beef Products to PRC
As part of the United States-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11 by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, the Trump Administration on June

Muscat Municipality Refutes Frozen Cat Meat Fake News Muscat Municipality Refutes Frozen Cat Meat Fake News
Muscat Municipality officials have moved quickly to quash rumors that frozen cat meat was found at a foodservice establishment in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, Oman. The fake news reports were circulated on

US Seals Beef Trade Deal with China, Chicken Next on Menu US Seals Beef Trade Deal with China, Chicken Next on Menu
Sonny Perdue, US Secretary of Agriculture US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return

Tyson to Buy AdvancePierre, Aims to Part with Sara Lee Tyson to Buy AdvancePierre, Aims to Part with Sara Lee
Tyson Foods, Inc. and AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which a subsidiary of Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered Tyson will launch a...

Snowbird Foods Appoints Helen Swan Commercial Director Snowbird Foods Appoints Helen Swan Commercial Director
Helen Swan has been named commercial director of Enfield, Middlesex, England-based Snowbird Foods Ltd. She will serve with joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three-person

KFC to Eliminate Antibiotics in US Chicken Supply Chain KFC to Eliminate Antibiotics in US Chicken Supply Chain
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has announced that all chicken it purchases in the United States will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine by the end of 2018. According to a

Guatemala to Remove Tariffs on US Chicken Imports Guatemala to Remove Tariffs on US Chicken Imports
The government of Guatemala has agreed to lift all import tariffs on bone-in chicken parts imported from the United States. According to the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), this comes

Tyson Stock Rises on Strong Earnings, Falls, Rebounds Tyson Stock Rises on Strong Earnings, Falls, Rebounds
The value of Tyson Foods stock rose $0.41 per share on February 8, after soaring by 7% and then falling two days before, and rebounding on February 7. When the final bell rang as the New York Stock...

Poultry and Meat Processors Flock to Atlanta for IPPE Poultry and Meat Processors Flock to Atlanta for IPPE
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) kicked off on January 31 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The event, which is billed as the world’s largest annual B2B

Vet Agreement to Open New Zealand to US Turkey Imports Vet Agreement to Open New Zealand to US Turkey Imports
Poultry companies in the United States will be allowed to ship frozen raw and cooked turkey products to New Zealand under a new veterinary agreement between the countries. New Zealand’s Ministry

CPF Buying 33% of Polish Poultry Producer SuperDrob CPF Buying 33% of Polish Poultry Producer SuperDrob
Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc. (CPF) is acquiring 33% of the Karczew, Poland-headquartered SuperDrob Capital Group for EUR 49.5 million ($51.6 million). The deal is expected be

BRF Plans IPO for OneFoods, its Renamed Sadia Halal Unit BRF Plans IPO for OneFoods, its Renamed Sadia Halal Unit
São Paulo, Brazil-headquartered BRF SA, the world’s largest exporter of poultry products, intends to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of 20% of a newly structured subsidiary in Dubai that

OSI Group Adds Flagship Europe to Global Portfolio OSI Group Adds Flagship Europe to Global Portfolio
The Aurora, Illinois, USA-headquartered OSI Group has acquired Flagship Europe from the Flagship Food Group of Denver, Colorado. The Hook, Hampshire, England-based foodservice supplier’s product

Beef Against EU Ban on US Beef Imports May Spur Tariffs Beef Against EU Ban on US Beef Imports May Spur Tariffs
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is taking action against what it calls “the European Union’s (EU) unfair trade practices that it discriminate against US beef imports.”

CPF Adds Chinese Poultry Company to List of Acquisitions CPF Adds Chinese Poultry Company to List of Acquisitions
Several weeks after investing $1.08 billion to buy the Bellisio Group, which ranks as the third largest producer of single-serve frozen ready meals in the USA, Bangkok-headquartered Charoen Pokphand...

Tyson New Ventures Fund Seeks Investment Opportunities Tyson New Ventures Fund Seeks Investment Opportunities
Tyson Foods, Inc. has launched a venture capital fund focused on investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world

Cargill to Expand Poultry Processing Operations in Thailand Cargill to Expand Poultry Processing Operations in Thailand
Cargill is investing $50 million to further boost poultry processing in the Nakhon Ratchasima province of Thailand. Construction of a new building annexed to the current facility began in October

Tom Hayes to Succeed Donnie Smith as Tyson Foods CEO Tom Hayes to Succeed Donnie Smith as Tyson Foods CEO
Tom Hayes will succeed Donnie Smith as chief executive officer of Tyson Foods on December 31, 2016. Fifty-one-year-old Hayes will continue to serve as president and was appointed to the board of

Tyson Invests in Beyond Meat, a Plant-based Protein Maker Tyson Invests in Beyond Meat, a Plant-based Protein Maker
Springdale, Arkansas-headquartered Tyson Foods has taken a 5% ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, which sells products in over 11,000 stores nationwide, including Whole

2 Sisters Poultry Output in Scunthorpe to Rise Markedly 2 Sisters Poultry Output in Scunthorpe to Rise Markedly
The 2 Sisters Food Group announced on August 30 that it is investing £45 million to create “the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant” at the company’s long established facility in...

Foster Farms Survey Findings Redefine Comfort Food Foster Farms Survey Findings Redefine Comfort Food
According to the national survey in the USA, commissioned by Livingston, California-headquartered poultry producer Foster Farms, 73 percent of consumers have changed their opinions about the food...

Third Quarter Income and Earnings Surge at Tyson Foods Third Quarter Income and Earnings Surge at Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. on August 8 reported that third quarter operating income was up 36% to $767 million, as adjusted income rose 35% compared to the same period in 2015. The Springdale, Arkansas,...

Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise in United States Chicken Consumption Continues to Rise in United States
Chicken consumption in the USA remains high with 2016 levels surpassing those from the previous two years, according to new research presented on July 11 at the 2016 Chicken Marketing Summit in

Hayes New President of Tyson Foods; Smith Remains CEO Hayes New President of Tyson Foods; Smith Remains CEO
Tyson Foods, Inc. has promoted Tom Hayes to the position of president. The former chief commercial officer of the Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered company will work directly with Donnie

Green Light for Expansion of Pilgrim’s Kentucky Plant Green Light for Expansion of Pilgrim’s Kentucky Plant
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a leading processor of value-added chicken products in the USA, Puerto Rico and Mexico, has received state government approval to proceed with a $24 million expansion

US to Challenge China at WTO Over Chicken Import Duties US to Challenge China at WTO Over Chicken Import Duties
"The US chicken industry applauds the announcement by US Trade Representative Michael Froman that USTR will request that the World Trade Organization take action against China for its failure to

Olymel to Expand St-Damase Poultry Plant in Quebec Olymel to Expand St-Damase Poultry Plant in Quebec
St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada-headquartered Olymel L.P. announced on May 9 that C$10 million will be invested to upgrade its primary poultry processing plant at St-Damase in the

First US Chicken Shipments Since 2000 Reach South Africa First US Chicken Shipments Since 2000 Reach South Africa
Chicken sourced from the United States is now back on grocery shelves in South Africa for the first time in nearly 17 years. Five containers of US bone-in chicken leg quarters and drumsticks from

Perdue Expands ‘No Antibiotics Ever Poultry’ Program Perdue Expands ‘No Antibiotics Ever Poultry’ Program
Perdue is moving “No Antibiotics Ever” (NAE) protein into mainstream grocery categories and foodservice menu items by rapid transitioning its entire frozen, refrigerated and fresh value-added

Rabobank Global Pork Report Sees Little Upside in Q1 Rabobank Global Pork Report Sees Little Upside in Q1
The global pork market will remain weak during the first quarter of 2016, followed by some – partly seasonal – improvement leading into the second quarter, according to Rabobank, the Utrecht,...

Chicken Wing Producers Big Winners on Super Bowl Weekend Chicken Wing Producers Big Winners on Super Bowl Weekend
With the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving approaching in the United States – Super Bowl Sunday on February 7 – there's no greater time for consumption of chicken wings, one of...

IPC Meeting in Abu Dhabi to Have Middle Eastern Flair IPC Meeting in Abu Dhabi to Have Middle Eastern Flair
Mohammed Badri, advisor to the Emirates Standardization and Metrology Authority, will discuss the prospects for establishing a globally accepted mark for halal poultry at the upcoming meeting of

NAFTA Partners Sign Letter of Understanding on Avian Flu NAFTA Partners Sign Letter of Understanding on Avian Flu
In an historic government-industry collaboration, the United States, Canada and Mexico and their respective poultry and egg industries have jointly announced that they have entered into an

US Poultry Producers Outline Possible Benefits of TPP US Poultry Producers Outline Possible Benefits of TPP
American poultry producers used a US International Trade Commission (USITC) hearing in Washington, DC, on January 14 to both express support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and to highlight

South Africa Reopens Door for US Poultry and Meat Sales South Africa Reopens Door for US Poultry and Meat Sales
The United States chicken industry is applauding an announcement on January 7 made by the Office of the US Trade Representative that the United States and the Republic of South Africa (RSA) have

BRF to Acquire Thai Chicken Processor Golden Foods Siam BRF to Acquire Thai Chicken Processor Golden Foods Siam
Itajaí, Brazil-headquartered BRF SA, the world's largest exporter of chicken products, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Golden Foods Siam (GFS), one of Thailand’s leading...

Americans Wrongly Think Chicken Contains Added Hormones Americans Wrongly Think Chicken Contains Added Hormones
The Washington, DC-based National Chicken Council (NCC) on December 1 released new national survey findings on consumers' perceptions about chicken production, revealing that nearly 80 percent of...

CPF Affirms Humanitarian Principles in Hiring Migrants CPF Affirms Humanitarian Principles in Hiring Migrants
Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF), Thailand’s largest producer and exporter of frozen poultry products, has underlined its commitment to legally hire migrant workers – among them...

Major Moy Park Investment in UK Promises 100 New Jobs Major Moy Park Investment in UK Promises 100 New Jobs
Moy Park, the largest poultry meat producer in Northern Ireland and one of the 15 biggest food companies in the United Kingdom, has announced that it will spend £10 million to upgrade its Ashbourne...

Tyson Quarterly Sales Up 4%; Fiscal 2015 Income Rises 9% Tyson Quarterly Sales Up 4%; Fiscal 2015 Income Rises 9%
Tyson Foods Inc, the world’s second largest processor of chicken, beef and pork, on Monday reported a 4% rise in sales for the fourth quarter ending on October 3, as receipts totaled $10.51 billion...

Thanksgiving Dinner Costs About $50, Calculates AFBB Thanksgiving Dinner Costs About $50, Calculates AFBB
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 30th annual informal price survey of classic items served on the Thanksgiving Day (November 26) dinner table in the United States indicates the average...

BRF to Boost Abu Dhabi Production 28% by Expanding Factory BRF to Boost Abu Dhabi Production 28% by Expanding Factory
Less than a year after investing approximately $160 million to open a 1.6-million-square-foot food processing plant in the United Arab Emirates, BRF has announced expansion plans well ahead of...

South Africa Could Lose US Benefits Over Chicken Dispute South Africa Could Lose US Benefits Over Chicken Dispute
US President Barrack Obama has sent notifications to Congress and to South Africa indicating that he intends to suspend benefits to South African agricultural products under the African Growth and...

IARC Meat Vote Dramatic and Alarmist, Says Dr. Booren IARC Meat Vote Dramatic and Alarmist, Says Dr. Booren
The international meat industry is sizzling over a report from World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that claims processed meats such as sausage are...

Rabobank Poultry Analysis: Avian Flu Shuffles Deck Chairs Rabobank Poultry Analysis: Avian Flu Shuffles Deck Chairs
The margin outlook for the global poultry industry is still strong, as the industry is benefiting from ongoing bullish market fundamentals. So says Rabobank, the Utrecht, Holland-headquartered global...

Thai Chicken Processor Golden Foods Siam on the Block Thai Chicken Processor Golden Foods Siam on the Block
Golden Foods Siam (GFS), which ranks among Thailand’s top five manufacturers and exporters of value-added cooked chicken products, is up for sale. According to a Wall Street Journal dispatch, Navis...

Bird Flu-related Trade Bans Hit US Poultry Exports Hard Bird Flu-related Trade Bans Hit US Poultry Exports Hard
Although no detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza have been recorded in the United States for more than seven weeks, the toll the virus has taken on the nation’s poultry and egg industry...

US Cooked Poultry Returning to Commissaries in Korea US Cooked Poultry Returning to Commissaries in Korea
Shoppers at United States military commissaries in South Korea will begin to see cooked poultry products back on shelves by Labor Day. On July 13, the US Department of Agriculture issued a revision...

Growing Meat Market in China Requires Beefed-up Imports Growing Meat Market in China Requires Beefed-up Imports
As the appetite for beef increases among Chinese consumers in the PRC, an additional 2.2 million tons will be needed by 2025 to meet demand, according to a new report issued by Rabobank entitled...

World Poultry Foundation Names Randall Ennis President World Poultry Foundation Names Randall Ennis President
Randall Ennis, former chief executive officer of the Aviagen Group, has been tapped as president of the Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA-headquartered World Poultry Foundation (WPF). The non-profit...

Tyson Foods’ Quarterly Income Rises 40% to $568 Million Tyson Foods’ Quarterly Income Rises 40% to $568 Million
Strong chicken sales and solid returns in the prepared foods category added up to record adjusted operating Income of $568 million for Tyson Foods during the third quarter of fiscal 2015. That was up...

Country of Origin Meat Labeling Repeal Bill in US Senate Country of Origin Meat Labeling Repeal Bill in US Senate
Legislation introduced on July 23 in the US Senate by Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (Republican of Kansas), would repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork and...

DCCA to Review Danish Crown-Tican Merger Proposal DCCA to Review Danish Crown-Tican Merger Proposal
The European Commission in Brussels has partially referred the proposed merger between Danish Crown and Tican to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) at its request. Both companies...

Frozen Poultry Prices Spike as Nigeria Enforces Import Ban Frozen Poultry Prices Spike as Nigeria Enforces Import Ban
Heightened enforcement of the Nigerian federal government’s prohibition of frozen turkey and chicken imports has resulted in a 35% rise in prices for poultry products in the Lagos area, according to...

Tyson Foods to Create 90 Jobs at Kentucky Poultry Plant Tyson Foods to Create 90 Jobs at Kentucky Poultry Plant
Tyson Foods, Inc. has announced that its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, USA will be hiring about 90 additional workers as a result of an investment the company is making at the facility. It will...

JBS to Buy Cargill Pork as Well as Moy Park Poultry Unit JBS to Buy Cargill Pork as Well as Moy Park Poultry Unit
JBS USA Pork, a wholly owned subsidiary of São Paulo, Brazil-headquartered JBS S.A., has entered into an agreement with Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Cargill to purchase the company’s US-based pork...

IPC Names Marilia Rangel Full-time Secretary General IPC Names Marilia Rangel Full-time Secretary General
Marilia Rangel of Brazil has been selected as the new secretary general of the Brussels, Belgium-headquartered International Poultry Council (IPC). Currently foreign markets coordinator with the...

Chicken Product Exports from Thailand Advance in Q1 Chicken Product Exports from Thailand Advance in Q1
Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) has reported that chicken meat exports increased by 8.3% during the first quarter of 2015, compared with the same period the year before....

IPC Urges OIE Members to Follow Rules on AI Trade Bans IPC Urges OIE Members to Follow Rules on AI Trade Bans
As global detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza mount, the Brussels, Belgium-based International Poultry Council (IPC) is urging the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to encourage...

McDonald's USA Acts to Limit Antibiotic Use in Chickens McDonald's USA Acts to Limit Antibiotic Use in Chickens
McDonald's USA on March 4 announced new menu initiatives which include only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. In addition, its restaurants in the...

Maple Leaf Farms Debuts All Natural Duck Leg Confit Maple Leaf Farms Debuts All Natural Duck Leg Confit
French-style Duck Leg Confit has been introduced to the North American market by Maple Leaf Farms. The traditional dish is prepared by slow cooking in its own fat with classic confit seasonings for...

United States Poultry and Egg Exports Set Records in 2014 United States Poultry and Egg Exports Set Records in 2014
Despite the loss of the Russian market for the fourth quarter, the United States’ poultry export quantity in 2014 set a new record for the second consecutive year, and the value of those exports was...

HPAI Detections Prompt China to Ban US Poultry and Eggs HPAI Detections Prompt China to Ban US Poultry and Eggs
The Chinese government announced on January 12 that it is prohibiting all imports of poultry and egg products from the United States because of recent detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza...

US November Meat Exports Slip, but Value on Record Pace US November Meat Exports Slip, but Value on Record Pace
Beef and pork export volumes from the United States trended lower in November, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). However, the cumulative 2014...

Green Light for Emerald Isle to Resume Beef Exports to US Green Light for Emerald Isle to Resume Beef Exports to US
Simon Coveney, minister for agriculture, food and the marine, announced on January 5 that Ireland will be the first nation in the EU allowed to export beef to the US market since the blanket ban was...

IPC Says Breeding Stock Should be Exempt from Bird Flu Ban IPC Says Breeding Stock Should be Exempt from Bird Flu Ban
The Brussels, Belgium-headquartered International Poultry Council (IPC) has called on its members work with their respective governments to ensure that ongoing influenza-related trade bans do not...

New BRF Executive Team on the Job in Europe and Eurasia New BRF Executive Team on the Job in Europe and Eurasia
Sao Paulo, Brazil-headquartered BRF, has been ranked as the seventh largest food company in the world following the merger of Sadia and Perdigao in 2009, has appointed a new slate of managers for...

Chinese Poultry Plants May Now Re-export Chicken to USA Chinese Poultry Plants May Now Re-export Chicken to USA
Four Chinese poultry processing factories have been authorized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to export fully-cooked frozen and refrigerated chicken to the USA. The decision...

GEA Beats Deadline to Install Cargill Poultry Lines in PRC GEA Beats Deadline to Install Cargill Poultry Lines in PRC
GEA Food Solutions has delivered, installed and commissioned two 1,000mm-wide processing lines for the new Cargill integrated poultry operation in Lai’an, Anhui province, China, in just nine months –...

WTO Rejects India’s Prohibition of US Poultry Imports WTO Rejects India’s Prohibition of US Poultry Imports
The announcement by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) on October 14 that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against India in its ban on US poultry imports has been commended...

Perdue Foods Reaches Milestone in Reducing Antibiotic Use Perdue Foods Reaches Milestone in Reducing Antibiotic Use
Perdue Foods has announced that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, another step in setting a standard that defines the responsible use of antibiotics in poultry...

KKR Buys into Fujian Sunner, Major PRC Chicken Producer KKR Buys into Fujian Sunner, Major PRC Chicken Producer
Fujian Sunner Development Co. Ltd., a vertically integrated chicken meat producer, and global investment firm KKR have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which KKR will invest...

Dasvidania to McSochi Spirit, Hello Burger Cold War Dasvidania to McSochi Spirit, Hello Burger Cold War
The flavor of savoring of McDonald’s menu fare continues to be out of political favor among authorities in Moscow these days, as the world’s leading quick service restaurant chain is under increased...

CPF Profits Soar as Sales of Poultry and Shrimp Jump CPF Profits Soar as Sales of Poultry and Shrimp Jump
Bangkok, Thailand-headquartered Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) reported a surge in first-half profits as it rang up Bt 203.95 billion in sales, an advance of 13% over the previous year’s result....

Food Exporters Await Details on Russia’s Food Import Ban Food Exporters Await Details on Russia’s Food Import Ban
While it may not yet have deteriorated to the point of resumption of a Cold War between Russia and the West, a one-sided food fight has broken out. In a decree issued on August 6, Russian President...

PRC Says No Spoiled Meat from Shanghai Husi Sent to Japan PRC Says No Spoiled Meat from Shanghai Husi Sent to Japan
An investigation into a food safety scandal in China last month that impacted business for a number of quick service restaurant chains and convenience stores in the PRC and Japan has found no...

Japan McDonald´s Opts for Thai Chicken after China Meat Scare Japan McDonald´s Opts for Thai Chicken after China Meat Scare
Tokyo-headquartered McDonald’s Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd. announced on July 25 that is prohibiting the sale of all products containing chicken meat from China, and has switched sourcing...

Misbranding, Undeclared Allergen Prompt Sausage Recall Misbranding, Undeclared Allergen Prompt Sausage Recall
Sara Lee Foodservice in New London, Wisconsin, USA, is recalling approximately 82,440 pounds of smoked frozen sausage rope due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the US Department of...

New Leadership for USA Poultry & Egg Export Council New Leadership for USA Poultry & Egg Export Council
Mike Little, director of export sales at Mountaire Farms in Selbyville, Delaware, has been elected chairman of the board of the Stone Mountain, Georgia-headquartered USA Poultry & Egg Export...

Tyson’s $8.55 Billion Offer for Hillshire is Top Bid Tyson’s $8.55 Billion Offer for Hillshire is Top Bid
And the winner of the bidding battle for the Hillshire Brands Company is, apparently, Tyson Foods, Inc. The exercise in upwardly mobile stock price offerings seems to have come to an end after...

Grill Workers of America Need Not Ignite with Smokehouse BBQ Grill Workers of America Need Not Ignite with Smokehouse BBQ
While May Day is a holiday with ancient roots traced to spring festivals held in the Northern Hemisphere, and for more than a century has been co-opted by labor organizers to coincide with...

Tyson Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Nuggets from Sam’s Club Tyson Voluntarily Recalls Chicken Nuggets from Sam’s Club
Tyson Foods Inc. is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food...

2013 Record Year for Exports of US Poultry and Eggs 2013 Record Year for Exports of US Poultry and Eggs
Poultry and egg exports from the United States reached a new record in value in 2013, up 3% over 2012 to $5.862 billion, according to year-end trade data released recently by the USDA’s Foreign...

Super Bowl Kickoff for Jack’s New Bacon Insider Super Bowl Kickoff for Jack’s New Bacon Insider
Jack in the Box Inc. waited until Super Bowl Sunday on February 2, when American football fans from coast to coast gathered around television screens with plenty of food and drink, to roll regional...

More Gluten-Free Product Growth Ahead More Gluten-Free Product Growth Ahead
Gluten-free foods look poised for continued growth in 2014, according to research conducted on behalf of FreeBird Chicken. Four in ten health conscious respondents (41%) in the United States are...

Tyson Recalls Institutional Chicken Chub Packs Tyson Recalls Institutional Chicken Chub Packs
Springdale, Arkansas, USA-headquartered Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 33,840 pounds of uncooked mechanically separated chicken in 10-pound chubs sold for institutional use...

Women’s Forum Salutes Tyson Foods Women’s Forum Salutes Tyson Foods
The New York Women’s Forum has honored Tyson Foods, Inc. for achievement in women’s diversity by having two women serving on its nine-member board of directors. Furthermore, nearly half of all...

US Poultry Exports Continue on Record Pace US Poultry Exports Continue on Record Pace
Poultry exports from the United States through the third quarter of 2013 continued on a record pace, growing marginally in quantity and value over the same period last year, according to trade data...

Pilgrim's Pride Reports Strong Third Quarter Results, As Chicken Sales are on the Wing Pilgrim's Pride Reports Strong Third Quarter Results, As Chicken Sales are on the Wing
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the world’s second largest chicken producer, has reported net sales of $2.14 billion during the third quarter of 2013 – $74 million higher than the $2.07 billion rung up...

Global Poultry Industry Executives Mull Common Issues at Geneva IPC meeting Global Poultry Industry Executives Mull Common Issues at Geneva IPC meeting
Poultry industry executives from 21 countries gathered recently in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss common issues and to hear presentations on trade, the economy, and the environment from a slate of...

Foster Farms Amazing Clucking Chicken Ads Celebrate Premium Quality with 1980's Pop Hits Foster Farms Amazing Clucking Chicken Ads Celebrate Premium Quality with 1980's Pop Hits
Unforgettable music and meals are the focus of a new advertising campaign by a Livingston, California-based Foster Farms. In business since 1939, the family company bills itself as the nation's only...

International Poultry Council Welcomes New Executive Committee Member from EU International Poultry Council Welcomes New Executive Committee Member from EU
Cees Vermeeren (left), secretary general of the Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the European Union (a.v.e.c), was been appointed to the executive committee of the Brussels,...

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