Latest Meat processing News

Slaughterhouse wastewater violated permit limits for 5 years

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Wastewater from two Greeley slaughterhouses exceeded safety limits for five years as it flowed into a South Platte River tributary before the meat-processing company started meeting discharge standards in January, according to Colorado’s top water quality official. State Water...

Fire-damaged Kansas Tyson plant to resume operations soon

Nov. 18, 2019 7:50 AM EST

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire-damaged Tyson meat processing plant in Kansas is expected to resume operations in December. Tyson announced Monday in a news release that reconstruction of the Holcomb plant is nearing completion. The company says it will begin processing beef again in the first week of December...

Douglas County Commission denies appeal for slaughterhouse

Nov. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — The Douglas County Commission has denied an appeal by a group of ranchers who want to open a slaughterhouse on the edge of Gardnerville. Commissioners cited concerns about the location in a flood plain in upholding an earlier vote to deny a permit for the slaughterhouse in the...

Congressional remap tops reconvened NC legislative session

Nov. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to redraw a new congressional district map for the 2020 elections after state judges determined the current U.S. House lines can’t be used because they’re likely unlawful partisan gerrymanders. Settling on a new...

China resume pork imports from Canada amid dispute

Nov. 5, 2019 4:02 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — China will resume imports of pork and beef from Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday, following a major rift between Ottawa and Beijing and amid a serious pork shortage in China as it combats African swine fever. The move comes almost five months after Beijing suspended...

Beyond Meat raises sales forecast despite competition

Oct. 28, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Beyond Meat is facing a growing field of competitors but on Monday it raised its sales forecast for the year citing its leading role a new wave of vegetarian products intended to more closely mimic meat. The El Segundo, California, company noted the multiple fast-food chains offering its...

Idle Iowa meat-processing plant sold for $5.8 million

Oct. 27, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

CHEROKEE, Iowa (AP) — An idle Iowa meat-processing plant that closed earlier this year after only a few months of operation has been sold. The Sioux City Journal reports that Lopez Foods paid $5.8 million for the plant in Cherokee, Iowa, and the company plans to restart operations there by early next...

Company fined after worker's fatal fall into meat grinder

Oct. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

PENNSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials have fined a Pennsylvania company for violations found after a worker was killed when she fell into a meat grinder this year. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued $49,062 in civil penalties against the Economy Storage Locker Co. in Pennsdale....

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Oct. 13, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back...

Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

Oct. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell restaurants in some states are asking customers to try chicken or steak in their burritos after quality concerns pushed it to stop serving seasoned beef temporarily. The company said Saturday that it told affected restaurants to stop serving seasoned beef it as it replenishes...