Latest Meat processing News

USDA to help Maine meat processor rebuild after plant fire

Nov. 29, 2021 09:09 AM EST

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing a small meat processor in Maine with $200,000 to help rebuild from a devastating fire last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving the money to Nest & Mullen LLC of Kennebunk, Democratic Rep....

Grants approved for 7 Michigan meat, poultry processors

Nov. 27, 2021 08:41 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Nearly $1.4 million in federal funding has been approved to help Michigan’s meat and poultry processors recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and expand their processing capacity. The funding for seven companies is from an Agriculture Department...

Dinner on the patio? First, hold the stench

Nov. 21, 2021 10:29 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Parts of downtown Des Moines have been so transformed in the past decade by new apartments, trendy shops and microbreweries, it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the present with the not-so-distant past. But one strong reminder of the city's...

Meat processing plant could bring 1,300 jobs to Missouri

Nov. 16, 2021 16:20 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based company plans to build a meat processing plant in eastern Missouri next year that could bring 1,300 jobs to the region, officials announced Tuesday. American Foods Group, which has factories in seven other states, would build...

Beyond Meat Q3 sales fall short as US demand drops

Nov. 10, 2021 18:41 PM EST

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat reported lower-than-expected sales in the third quarter due to a slump in U.S. demand. Beyond Meat said its sales increased 12.7% to $106.4 million for the July-September period. That was lower than the $109 million Wall Street forecast,...

Heavy burden for consumers as holidays near: Soaring prices

Nov. 10, 2021 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A worsening surge of inflation for such bedrock necessities as food, rent, autos and heating oil is setting Americans up for a financially difficult Thanksgiving and holiday shopping season. Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 08, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. Nov. 7, 2021. Editorial: Cleanup plan at AltEn shows magnitude of work, disaster Imagine pesticide-laden wet cake piled onto Tom Osborne Field to nearly the top of Memorial Stadium, which is surrounded by 273 Woods Park-sized...

Australia rules out committing to methane reduction target

Oct. 28, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Thursday ruled out promising to cut methane emissions by 30% by the end of the decade in a stance that will add to criticism that the country is a laggard in addressing climate change. Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions...

UK lawmaker faces suspension for breaching lobbying rules

Oct. 26, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s parliamentary standards watchdog said Tuesday that a Conservative lawmaker should be suspended from the House of Commons for breaking lobbying rules. Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone said Owen Paterson lobbied the...

Maine CDC investigating tainted crabmeat linked to illness

Oct. 25, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine health authorities are investigating several cases of food poisoning in connection with tainted crabmeat from a Deer Isle company. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said five cases of salmonellosis are associated with...