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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...

Freezer maker hit for tossing evidence in suit over deaths

Nov. 15, 2021 18:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A state court judge in Georgia has sanctioned a German company for destroying evidence in a suit over six deaths at a chicken processing plant northeast of Atlanta. Local news outlets report Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley on...

This Week: Tyson Foods, Walmart, Victoria's Secret earnings

Nov. 15, 2021 01:05 AM EST

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Tyson Foods Tyson Foods reports its fourth-quarter results Monday. The Arkansas-based meat packer is expected to say it earned $2.09 a share in the quarter, up from...

Tyson Foods to create 450 jobs at Bowling Green facility

Oct. 29, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Tyson Foods is moving ahead with plans for a $355 million manufacturing operation that will create 450 full-time jobs in Bowling Green, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The company will build the facility in the Kentucky Transpark for production of...

Report: Few poultry farms pay fines when concerns raised

Oct. 28, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Regulators’ inspections of Maryland poultry farms in recent years turned up water pollution concerns in the majority of cases, but only a few of those operations paid fines, an environmental watchdog group has found. An Environmental Integrity Project...

Meatpacker Tyson: Mandate led 96% of workers to get vaccine

Oct. 26, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking giant Tyson Foods says more than 96% of its workers have been vaccinated ahead of the company's Nov. 1 deadline for them to do so. The company based in Springdale, Arkansas, said the number of its 120,000 workers who have been vaccinated...

USDA rethinks approach to controlling salmonella in poultry

Oct. 19, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year, and on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced several steps it plans to take...

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...

2 convicted of sending undocumented workers to poultry plant

Oct. 14, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama couple has been convicted of providing undocumented workers to a Georgia-based poultry processing plant for years in a scheme that included false identities, homes for housing workers and vans that shuttled people around. Deivin...

Beyond, Impossible join crowded plant-based chicken market

Sep. 27, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods found success with realistic plant-based burgers. Now, they're hoping to replicate that in the fast-growing but crowded market for plant-based chicken nuggets. Beyond Meat said Monday that its new tenders, made from fava beans, will go on...