Top 10 news stories from August
Sept. 1, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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Tyson settles decade-old lawsuit
Workers at the Storm Lake, Iowa, pork plant are awarded $5.8 million in a decision upheld by the US Supreme Court.
Aug. 1, 2017 by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
Tyson to invest $84 million in Tennessee plant expansion
The 25,000 sq ft expansion will increase capacity at the facility.
Aug. 16, 2017 by Joel Crews
Judge limits JBS USA’s defense over firing of Muslim workers
US District Court trial to last 16 days.
Aug. 8, 2017 by Erica Shaffer
Hormel purchases Fontanini Italian Meats and Sausages
The company acquired the meat manufacturer from Capitol Wholesale Meats for $425 million.
Aug. 17, 2017 by Rebekah Schouten
Pederson’s acquires Nature’s Rancher
The Texas-based bacon processor adds the company’s RTE snack bacon to its folio.
Aug. 14, 2017 by Joel Crews
Temple Grandin’s sensibility research
A review of the literature of studies conducted in slaughter plants supports the concept of a transition zone between consciousness and unconsciousness.
Aug. 2, 2017 by Dr. Temple Grandin
Memphis Meats receives big backing
Multiple investors, including Cargill, have invested in the clean meat company’s expansion plans.
Aug. 23, 2017 by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
Smithfield acquires KC Sausage Co.
The companies formed a joint venture in 2013.
Aug. 15, 2017 by Erica Shaffer
Costco’s new poultry plant a windfall for Marel
The Fremont, Nebraska plant will process 2M chickens per week.
Aug. 24, 2017 by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
Almanza joins JBS as Global Head of Food Safety and Quality Assurance
The longtime USDA official retired from his FSIS role on July 31.
Aug. 3, 2017 by Joel Crews