Latest Meat processing News

Grocer sues Oregon beef producer for $2.7M over outbreak

Oct. 23, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers representing New Seasons Market have filed a $2.7 million lawsuit against an Oregon beef producer accusing the company of negligence for delivering beef tainted with E. coli in 2019, court records show. Several people were sickened by the...

Unhappy with prices, ranchers look to build own meat plants

Oct. 16, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Like other ranchers across the country, Rusty Kemp for years grumbled about rock-bottom prices paid for the cattle he raised in central Nebraska, even as the cost of beef at grocery stores kept climbing. He and his neighbors blamed it on...

Once-thriving Argentine spa draws tourists to ghostly ruins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

EPECUEN, Argentina (AP) — Cushioned by a soft silence ruffled only by occasional gusts of wind, tourists walk past rubble and metal shards lying in the streets of what was once the bustling resort of Villa Epecuen. Others photograph petrified trees dotting the apocalyptic scene. ...

UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Oct. 14, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the U.K. on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry...

Police kill 2 steers that fled Missouri processing plant

Oct. 14, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Two steers that escaped from a suburban Kansas City meat processing plant where shot and killed by police — including one on a high school football field, officials said. The incident happened Wednesday afternoon, after three steers escaped...

Appeal challenges slaughterhouse planned for Carson City

Oct. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A former member of the Carson City Planning Commission has appealed the panel’s approval last month of a special use permit allowing the construction of a slaughterhouse along U.S. Highway 50 near the Carson City Airport. In the formal...

Cyberattacks concerning to most in US: Pearson/AP-NORC poll

Oct. 11, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for...

More than 5,000 pounds of lobster meat subject to recall

Oct. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobster company is recalling more than 5,000 pounds of frozen cooked lobster meat because of potential contamination with bacteria. Greenhead Lobster Products made the recall due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes,...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Oct. 04, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: Restore fairness and transparency to the cattle market Agriculture towers as an economic engine in Nebraska, and cattle production accounts for the largest share of the state’s ag value. Nebraska is home...

JBS Foods cited after worker dies in Colorado chemical vat

Sep. 30, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Meatpacker JBS Foods Inc. faces about $59,000 in fines after a worker fell into vat of chemicals used to process animal hides and died at one of the company's meat processing facilities in northern Colorado, officials said. The employee at the...