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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

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