Latest Meat processing News

Beyond Meat announces layoffs after lower Q2 sales

Aug. 04, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

Plant-based meat maker Beyond Meat said Thursday it’s laying off 4% of its workforce after a difficult second quarter that saw cost-conscious customers bypass its higher-priced products. El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat said its revenue fell 1.6% to $147 million. That was...

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices

Jul. 25, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed settlement seeking to end what it claims have been longstanding deceptive and abusive practices for workers. The suit, filed in federal...

German court rejects case against meat industry restrictions

Jul. 20, 2022 05:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court said Wednesday it has thrown out complaints against a ban on the use of subcontractors in slaughterhouses that was prompted by coronavirus outbreaks early in the pandemic. The Federal Constitutional Court said it rejected complaints by a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 15, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts falsely claim abortion is...

Sysco accuses 4 largest beef processors of price fixing

Jul. 07, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The nation's largest food distributor has joined the other businesses accusing the four largest meat processors of working together to inflate beef prices. Sysco recently filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing Tyson Foods, JBS, Cargill and National Beef of...

Smithfield Foods settles pork price-fixing lawsuit for $42M

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Smithfield Foods will pay restaurants and caterers $42 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the giant meat producer of conspiring to inflate pork prices, which will likely only add to concerns about how the lack of competition in the industry affects meat prices. ...

Smithfield Foods to shutter California meat-packing plant

Jun. 10, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

VERNON, Calif. (AP) — Meat-packing giant Smithfield Foods said Friday it will close its only California plant next year, citing the escalating cost of doing business in the state. The Farmer John meat-packing plant in Vernon, an industrial suburb south of Los Angeles, will shut...

Bama company recalls 1-lb crabmeat sold in 4 southern states

Jun. 05, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

IRVINGTON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama seafood company is recalling 1-pound (0.45 kilogram) packages of crab meat because federal inspectors found listeria bacteria on cooking equipment and in the cooking room. Irvington Seafood of Irvington, Alabama, said in a notice posted Friday on...