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Chick-fil-A Heats Up Menu with Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich

Chick-fil-A is kicking off the year by offering a grilled version of a spicy favorite. Starting January 25, Chick-fil-A is introducing the Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich, available for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide. The sandwich delivers the same flavor guests love from the current Chick-fil-A spicy offerings, now available in a grilled option.

The Grilled Spicy Deluxe was first developed and tested in Fall 2017 in select markets, where it received positive feedback from guests. It is the first limited-time entrée to be featured on the national menu since...

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Jan 22 2:56 PM, General News



Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Strikes South Korea’s Layer Houses

As Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) strikes South Korea’s layer houses killing more than 8 million hens, the country’s local shell egg prices have started to soar with a 22.4 percent increase compared with an average year as of Wednesday. Demand is especially high for eggs with the approaching Lunar New Year holiday February 11 - 14. As a result, the Korean government has decided to temporarily eliminate tariffs on egg imports for the first time since 2017.

According to The Korea Herald, South Korea's agricultural ministry said Wednesday it plans to “temporarily remove tariffs on imported egg products to resolve a supply shortage.” The government will...

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Jan 22 12:23 PM, General News


ANALYSIS: The Tug of War Between Chicken Wings and Boneless Breasts

During October of last year, we explored the growing price disparity between jumbo boneless breast quotations and jumbo-sized whole wings...

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Jan 22 8:41 AM, Urner Barry


The Latest Market Briefing is Here! 

Breakdown the poultry, egg, red meat and seafood markets with exclusive analysis from UB Market Reporters

Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals...

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Jan 22 8:38 AM, Urner Barry


IHOP Introduces New Signature Burritos and Bowls

IHOP introduced its latest menu innovation, Burritos & Bowls, designed with flavor combinations and easy portability in mind. Starting today, guests can select from a lineup of six different builds – in breakfast, lunch and dinner varieties – all of which can either be wrapped in a flour tortilla or served in a bowl.

The six new Burritos & Bowls flavors range from signature ingredients, like IHOP’s hickory-smoked bacon and include hash browns to hotter fare like poblano queso sauce and...

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Jan 20 8:27 AM, General News


USDA Offers Additional Assistance for Certain Producers Through Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between Jan. 19 and Feb. 26. Some of these changes are being made to align with the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 while others are discretionary changes being made in response to ongoing evaluation of CFAP.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has left a deep impact on the farm economy, and we are utilizing the tools and monies available to ease some of the financial burdens on American producers to ensure...

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Jan 19 8:24 AM, General News


Contract Broiler Growers Can Begin to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Relief on January 19

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide additional assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), expanding eligibility for some agricultural producers and commodities as well as updating payments to accurately compensate some producers who already applied for the program. Producers who are now eligible and those who need to modify existing applications due to these updates can contact USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) between January 19 and February 26.

Contract producers of broilers, pullets, laying hens, chicken eggs (breeders), turkeys and...

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Jan 18 9:29 AM, General News


Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Not-Ready-to-Eat Pepperoni Hot Pockets Product

Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Mt. Sterling, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 762,615 pounds of not-ready-to-eat (NRTE) pepperoni hot pockets product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The frozen NRTE pepperoni hot pockets product was produced from Nov. 13, 2020 through Nov. 16, 2020. The product has a shelf life of 14 months. The following product is subject to recall...

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Jan 18 9:26 AM, General News


Tyson Introduces New Instant Pot Kit Options

"What's for dinner?" has taken on an entirely new meaning over the last year with more people cooking at home. New flavors of Tyson Instant Pot Kits, Tyson Instant Pot Seasoned Proteins and Tyson Oven Ready Family Size Kits are just what families need to ease the burden and cooking fatigue—protein-packed meals offering that made from scratch taste without the effort.

Cooking and preparing meals from home has increased 67-percent since COVID-19 began. After months of home-cooked meals, families are turning to prepared foods and easy prep meals as a way to...

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Jan 18 8:26 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Boneless Chicken Breasts Blaze the Seasonal Trail

Since the year’s outset, several key lines within the chicken white meat complex have experienced a considerable uptick in...

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Jan 15 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


QDOBA Launches New Health-Conscious Menu Offerings

Ahead of the New Year, QDOBA launched new, health-conscious creations under the Vegetarian, Keto & More category of their online menu. Introduced on December 29, the new entrées are designed to provide customers with menu options that help meet guests' dietary goals and needs, such as keto, vegetarian, low-carb, gluten-free and more. The offerings include QDOBA's recently introduced Mexican Cauliflower Mash, a low-carb alternative to rice made with fresh cauliflower that's oven-roasted in-house daily.

"With many people looking to improve their personal wellness in the New Year, we wanted to offer our guests a wide range of menu options that help them...

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Jan 14 8:23 AM, General News


Nathan’s Famous Expands Through Third Party Delivery to Canada

Nathan’s Famous, Inc., announces the expansion of their menu offerings to Victoria, Canada. The menu is available to consumers through Uber Eats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes third-party delivery only. Nathan’s Famous is offering its classic hot dog and fries as well as its expanded menu featuring premium burgers, hand-dipped chicken favorites and more.

“We are excited to bring the Nathan’s Famous menu to Victoria, Canada for the first time in the brand’s history,” said James Walker, SVP, Restaurants. “We expect the brand to resonate well with...

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Jan 13 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


Del Taco Introduces Honey Mango Crispy Chicken

Del Taco Restaurants continues to reinvent its popular crispy chicken menu items. Meet the Honey Mango Crispy Chicken lineup, Del Taco’s sweet start to 2021. For a limited time, the new sauce flavor will be available on the following items:

  • $1 Honey Mango Crispy Chicken Taco: Crispy chicken strip, crisp lettuce, freshly grated cheddar cheese, Honey Mango Sauce, in a warm flour tortilla. Available on...
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Jan 12 8:22 AM, General News


Giant Food Launches New Private-Label Cook-in-Bag Product Line

Giant Food, the leading greater Washington D.C. regional grocery chain, announces its new private-label Cook-in-Bag product line of convenient meal solutions that will be available at all 164 Giant stores. The new line includes fourteen different meat and seafood entrees that come pre-seasoned or marinated in an oven-ready bag, keeping preparation and clean up to a minimum.

"Our Cook-in-Bag products offer flavorful and simple meal solutions, particularly at a time when many are experiencing cooking fatigue at home," said Tonya Herring, Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer for Giant Food. "These dishes allow families to explore new recipes that can be paired with...

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Jan 12 8:22 AM, General News


Kentucky Fried Chicken Introduces New Chicken Sandwich 

Kentucky Fried Chicken kicked off 2021 with the introduction of its best chicken sandwich ever. The new KFC Chicken Sandwich is available in select markets and will be available seven days a week in all 4,000 KFC restaurants in the U.S. by the end of February.

The new sandwich features a quarter-pound, all-white meat, double-breaded chicken breast filet, toasted buttery brioche bun, thicker pickles, and...

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Jan 11 8:22 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Chicken Wings Start Year Undefeated

With NFL playoff season at our doorstep, wing marketers are ordinarily gearing up as they prepare for one of the busiest quarters of the year...

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Jan 8 8:30 AM, Urner Barry


McDonald's to Launch Three New Chicken Sandwiches Next Month

McDonald's is launching three chicken sandwiches beginning February 24, joining long-time sandwich favorites like the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Egg McMuffin, and Filet-O-Fish. The new options include a Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, and the Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.

McDonald's began testing the Crispy Chicken Sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee, last year. The sandwich is made of a fried chicken filet served on a potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. The spicy option comes with a spicy pepper sauce, and the deluxe sandwich comes with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo.

In November, Joe Erlinger, President of McDonald's USA, said a new crispy chicken sandwich would...

 

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Jan 5 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


Chipotle Launches Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice for New Lifestyle Bowls 

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice is available at U.S. and Canadian restaurants for a limited time. Chipotle's latest plant-based option is made with freshly grilled, riced cauliflower, finished with hand-chopped cilantro, lime, and salt, and prepared fresh in-restaurant every day.

New Year, New Start

Chipotle fans can start 2021 off with a new rice option that is compliant with Keto, Whole30®, Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian diets. Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice has...

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Jan 5 8:26 AM, General News


Sonic Kicks Off 2021 by Offering Chicken Sliders For a Limited Time 

To start off the new year, Sonic announced the return of its fan-favorite Chicken Slingers for a limited time.

At approximately 350 calories, the Chicken Slinger features a 100% all-white meat chicken fillet topped with mayo and pickles on a brioche bun. The Spicy Chicken Slinger takes it up a notch with Sonic’s new Spicy Ranch.

“The measure of any tasty chicken sandwich is the fillet itself so we took the time to...

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Jan 4 9:54 AM, General News


REPORTER: Wings Fly in the Face of Adversity

No year has tested Americans love for chicken wings like 2020. Rewind to March and the outlook for this line appeared bleak. The country and much of the world began to shut down one by one with the virus running rampant. March Madness had just been canceled, which many in the industry know is a historical boost to wings after the typical post-football season lull in February. Panic spread like wildfire as buyers who had been stocking up for the tournament were now caught flat footed. Prices began to degrade...

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Dec 30 8:25 AM, Urner Barry


Eat Just To have Its Lab-Grown Meat Served At a Restaurant in Singapore

Eat Beyond Global Holdings Inc., an investment issuer focused on the global plant-based and alternative food sector, is announcing that its portfolio company, San Francisco-based Eat Just Inc., is the world's first company to have its lab-grown meat served in a restaurant.

Eat Just is a food tech company that produces meat and egg substitutes, and recently became the first company approved to sell its lab-grown chicken product, GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken, in Singapore. Singapore is the first government to...

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Dec 30 8:18 AM, General News


Meat and Poultry Industry Reacts to COVID-19 Stimulus Package 

The COVID-19 stimulus bill agreed upon by Congress contains language that would authorize the USDA to provide up to $1 billion in assistance to contract chicken growers for revenue losses sustained because of the pandemic. According to the bill, the fund is specifically for contract growers of livestock and poultry to cover up to 80% of revenue losses.

Mike Brown, President of the National Chicken Council, said, "On behalf of the chicken industry and our farm families across the country, I want to personally thank Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) for his leadership and his support in helping to secure this vital funding...

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Dec 22 10:04 AM, Urner Barry


Sanderson Farms Announces Retirement of Board Member John Baker

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that John H. Baker III has informed the Company that he will retire from the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors when his current term ends at the 2021 annual shareholders’ meeting.

“Johnny Baker has been a valued member of the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors since 1994,” stated Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. “His many years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in real estate development provided an important perspective in...

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Dec 22 8:20 AM, General News


Nestlé Prepared Foods Recalls Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal Products

Nestlé Prepared Foods, a Springville, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 92,206 pounds of LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken meal products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. The following product is subject to recall...

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Dec 21 9:39 AM, General News


NAMI’s Challenge of California’s Prop 12 Receives Key Support

The North American Meat Institute’s (Meat Institute) lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12 (Prop 12) received key support from the federal government and 20 states with the filing of two amicus briefs.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of the Meat Institute’s petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In addition, the States of...

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Dec 18 7:14 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: WOGs - A Year in Review

With 2021 right around the corner, chicken market participants are taking a step away from the day-to-day to assess how the year has shaped up...

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Dec 18 6:55 AM, Urner Barry


Sanderson Farms Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020

Sanderson Farms, Inc. reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2020.

Net sales for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 were $940.0 million compared with $906.5 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $27.9 million, or $1.26 per share, compared with...

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Dec 17 9:45 AM, General News


Eat Just Follows Regulatory Approval with Historic, First-Ever Sale of Cultured Meat

Eat Just announced that on the heels of its historic regulatory approval for cultured chicken, it has made the first commercial sale of meat created directly from animal cells for human consumption to 1880, an establishment founded to inspire conversations that change the world. GOOD Meat Cultured Chicken will launch with 1880 this Saturday, December 19.

When seeking out the world’s first restaurant to sell and serve cultured meat, Eat Just wanted to ensure the partner would not only satisfy guests' appetites with a superior culinary experience, but would also...

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Dec 17 8:21 AM, General News


Protein Market Buying Opportunities 

As COVID-19 continues to impact consumer habits across the globe, many protein markets are experiencing unusual or contra-seasonal trends through the holiday season. Highlighted are just a few items that might be catching the eye of wholesale and distribution buyers in early December...

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Dec 8 8:17 AM, Urner Barry


Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products 

Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp., doing business as First Choice Kosher Meat & Deli Inc., a Spring Valley, N.Y. firm, is recalling approximately 61,504 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

The RTE meat and poultry items were produced on various dates from June 26, 2020, through Nov. 20, 2020, with various sell-by dates ranging from October 2, 2020, through April 18, 2021. The products subject to the recall can be found on the following...

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Dec 7 9:54 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: The Q4 Chill: Assessing Chicken Cold Storage Inventories

The most recent release of the Cold Storage Report generally coincides with the day-to-day happenings of the chicken market, while at the same time...

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Dec 7 8:12 AM, Urner Barry


U.S. Poultry Industry Provides 2.1 Million Jobs; Economic Impact Up 15 Percent in Two Years

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States.

A dynamic and integral part of the national economy, the U.S. poultry industry provides 2,139,617 jobs, $121.1 billion in wages, $576.6 billion in economic activity and...

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Dec 7 8:11 AM, General News


Boston Market Announces December Holiday Meal Offerings

Boston Market is offering countless festive meal options this December. Whether looking to bring home a pre-cooked feast, have one shipped directly to any doorstep or add a few a la carte staples to round out your holiday menu, Boston Market offers a variety of meal solutions.

"This year more than ever, the holidays should be a time to enjoy precious moments with loved ones, whether that be around a table or on a computer screen," said Boston Market President Randy Miller. "We pride ourselves on serving up hassle-free meal solutions that allow our guests more time to...

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Dec 4 8:18 AM, General News


Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products

Tarantino Wholesale Foods Distributor, a San Diego, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 1,115 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast items were produced on October 23, 2020. The following products are subject to recall...

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Nov 30 10:12 AM, General News


Top Meat, Poultry, Egg and Seafood Price Action Broken Down in the Latest Market Briefing 

Urner Barry is the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry. Through daily canvasses of the trade and an unrivaled historical database, our analysts are uniquely positioned to report on the underlying conditions and significant disruptors to the market. In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals...

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Nov 25 8:23 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: An All-Encompassing View of Chicken Market Variables

In light of the unseasonal price momentum demonstrated by key items within the chicken complex, this week we thought it would be a great opportunity to...

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Nov 20 8:28 AM, Urner Barry


Americans Flock to Chicken, the Nation’s #1 Quarantine Protein

Throughout the last year, as home kitchens took center stage, Americans have been relying on chicken as a healthy and convenient protein that can be enjoyed by everyone. In fact, three-quarters (75%) of Americans who eat any chicken say they prepare chicken at home at least once a week. During the past 9 months of COVID-19, retail chicken sales have increased $1.3B, up 19.5% from the same period last year, according to IRI and 210 Analytics.

Today the National Chicken Council (NCC) unveiled the findings of a new survey fielded with the goal of better understanding chicken consumption trends and...

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Nov 20 8:24 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Results

Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein with leading brands including Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp and State Fair, today reported the following results:

Fiscal 2020 Highlights

  • GAAP EPS of $5.86, up 6% from prior year; Adjusted EPS of $5.64 (52-week basis), up 3% from prior year
  • GAAP operating income of $3,114 million, up 10% from prior year; Adjusted operating income of $3,116 million (52-week basis), up 5% from prior year
  • Total Company GAAP operating margin of...
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Nov 16 8:24 AM, General News


Church's Chicken Reinvents Brand Standards Measurement

When Church's Chicken re-imagined its restaurant-level brand standards measurement program to comply with COVID-19 travel restrictions, the goal was simple – make sure restaurants keep a high level of quality and service, without in-person visits from regional management and field teams. In just 60 days, the Global OPS Services team transformed the 5+ hour in-person Operation Excellence Review (OER) into a streamlined, Remote OER visitation that can now be implemented remotely. This enhanced evaluation of a restaurant's operation provides operators a detailed action plan with specific recommendations on improving brand standards. Since these Virtual OERs are much shorter than the standard visit, the brand can now conduct more visits more frequently, allowing the Operations team in the domestic and international business to provide added support for their franchisees.

"COVID-19 has caused us to innovate in so many ways. We realized that we can't send our field teams to the restaurants like we've done for years – we had to figure out how to conduct our visits remotely. These virtual visitations allow the field team to measure the operations using our proprietary mobile app called...

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Nov 16 8:21 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Thanksgiving WOGs?

With much of the seasonal attention now focused on Thanksgiving-oriented turkey demand, it might come as a surprise that WOGs are also beginning to...

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Nov 13 8:32 AM, Urner Barry


Stuffed Foods LLC Recalls Frozen Snack Products

Stuffed Foods LLC, a Wilmington, Mass., establishment is recalling approximately 1,818 pounds of snack products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The frozen snack product, “Mac & Cheese Bites,” may actually contain frozen “Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers” that were produced on Sept. 28, 2020. The following product is subject to recall...

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Nov 12 9:16 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Medium and Jumbo Boneless Breasts: Straying From the Traditional Price Spread

Historically speaking, medium-sized boneless breasts have enjoyed a clear-cut premium over their jumbo-sized counterparts...

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Nov 6 8:37 AM, Urner Barry


Denny's Adds Melts and Bowls To the Menu

Nothing says fall quite like comfort food and Denny's is delivering with an all new Melts lineup and a new Bowls menu. Available nationwide, Denny's will now feature a selection of warm and cheesy grilled sandwiches served with wavy-cut fries, and two hearty dishes combining flavors and textures for a complete meal in a bowl.

New menu items include...

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Nov 6 8:33 AM, General News


BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Brings Tailgating Home with Brewhouse Homegating Packs 

Fall is here and that means football season is officially in full swing. Sports buffs know that game day isn't complete without the cherished tradition of tailgating. That's why BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is bringing the tailgating experience from the stadium to the living room this season with the introduction of the new Brewhouse Homegating Pack.

The Brewhouse Homegating Pack allow fans to recreate the excitement of a tailgate from the comfort of their own home by indulging in gameday favorites such as wings, pizza, award winning BJ's Handcrafted Signature Beers, and more. The crowd-pleasing package includes...

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Nov 6 8:33 AM, General News


Agrotop to Build Georgia's Largest Food Processing Plant for Chirina

Agrotop, a leading global player in the poultry and livestock industry, will build a new state-of-the-art meat processing plant for Chirina, Georgia's largest food-producing company.

The completed ready-to-eat (RTE) food processing plant is expected to begin production within a year and generate 8–10 tons of chicken products per day. The factory, which will be Georgia's largest, will produce sliced meats, sausages and cold cuts.

The new production facility will be built in a modular way, enabling...

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Nov 4 8:35 AM, General News


Wayne Farms’ Clint Rivers Installed for Second Term as Chairman of the National Chicken Council

Clint Rivers, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Farms LLC (Oakwood, Georgia) was installed for a second term as 2020-2021 Chairman of the National Chicken Council (NCC) during NCC’s Fall Board of Directors meeting.

Clint joined Wayne Farms in October 2012 as Vice President and General Manager of the Fresh Business Unit. In 2014, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and, in 2017, promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Wayne Farms, Clint served as President of Foodservice and Supply Chain with Perdue Farms. In addition to the six years he spent with Perdue Farms, he worked 21 years with Pilgrim’s Pride where he held positions of increasing responsibility including the positions of Chief Operating Officer, and President and CEO. Clint first began...

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Nov 3 8:23 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: The Ups and Downs of This Year’s Chicken Hatch

It has been a topsy turvy year for the chicken industry to say the least. Between highly volatile retail and foodservice demand patterns, the enduring inconsistencies in...

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Oct 30 8:29 AM, Urner Barry


Perdue Farms Shares Progress on Industry-Leading Animal Care Goals, New Initiatives

Perdue Farms hosted its fifth annual Animal Care Summit, held virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since announcing the company’s Commitments to Animal Care in 2016, the summit has been a key part of Perdue’s animal care strategy.

“Now in our company’s 100th year, we are proud to continue making advancements and leading our industry in the standards to which we raise our animals,” said Mark McKay, President of Perdue Poultry and Meat. “Strong animal husbandry and stewardship keep our animals healthier and, importantly, we believe translate to a better product for consumers.”

During the 2020 meeting, Perdue subject-matter experts shared the latest updates on the company’s industry-leading animal welfare goals and initiatives, including...

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Oct 30 8:24 AM, General News


Prime Roots Launches Meals Featuring Plant-Based Proteins at Whole Foods 

Prime Roots, a plant-based meat producer will bring high quality, meat-free meals to eaters through their latest partnership with Whole Foods. Fresh off their sold-out bacon launch, Prime Roots understands that their community of eaters crave clean plant-based alternatives to their favorite meats, and the company is excited to showcase and let consumer try their Koji-based chicken, beef, and bacon in chef-prepared, convenient fresh plant-based meals. Customers can look forward to flavorful, protein-packed meals ranging from comforting classics like "Bacon" Mac and Cheese to exciting, unique flavors and dishes like their Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken.

Prime Roots leverages their natural Koji-based platform technology to create minimally-processed meals. Prime Roots meats are gluten-free and soy-free and are made with...

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Oct 29 8:21 AM, General News


Applebee's Announces Halloween Wings Deal

Halloween is almost here, and Applebee’s is putting a new spin on trick-or-treating for guests around the country. For one day only on October 31, wing lovers can celebrate at participating locations with Halloween Wings – a free order of Boneless Wings with any purchase of $30 or more for To Go or delivery through Applebees.com.

Each order of Applebee’s Boneless Wings is served with ranch dressing and celery on the side and is tossed in sauce like Classic Hot Buffalo, Sweet Asian Chili or Honey BBQ. Guests can visit Applebees.com or the Applebee’s mobile app to order and...

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Oct 27 8:31 AM, General News


Church's Chicken Debuts New Chicken Sandwich 

Church's Chicken announced the arrival of the new Church's Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich will be a permanent menu fixture, and features an all white meat chicken breast filet, hand-breaded with Church's proprietary home-style seasoning with a hint of buttermilk, and cooked to a golden crisp. Nestled between a toasted brioche bun – brushed with the brand's famous honey-butter for a bit of sweetness – and toasted, the Chicken Sandwich is topped off with crunchy pickles and a dollop of creamy mayo, creating an instant classic.

"We are experts in bone-in chicken, but the fan demand for that same level of quality and flavor in a boneless fried chicken sandwich from Church's was emphatic and persistent, so we...

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Oct 26 3:32 PM, General News


Urner Barry's Market Briefing Brings You the Latest in Protein Pricing Insight

In this Market Briefing, Urner Barry reporters outline the latest action in the commodity protein markets, highlighting seasonal factors, disruptors, and current supply and demand fundamentals....

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Oct 26 8:19 AM, Urner Barry


Wendy's Rolls Out New Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's is introducing a brand-new chicken sandwich that's crispier, juicier and packed with flavor.

"We can't wait for our fans to get their hands on the New Classic Chicken Sandwich which has the perfect crunch from breading and pickles paired with the juiciness and flavor of the fillet," said Carl Loredo, Chief Marketing Officer for The Wendy's Company. "The Classic joins what customers have already come to know and love in spice and taste from Wendy's via our Spicy Chicken and Pretzel Bacon Pub Chicken Sandwiches."

The new Classic Chicken Sandwich features...

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Oct 23 7:51 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: A Challenging Year for Chicken Tenders

2020 has been anything but a traditional year for the chicken industry and line run tenders are no exception...

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Oct 23 7:35 AM, Urner Barry


Jack in the Box Introduces Plant-Based Chicken Sandwich 

Jack in the Box and Raised & Rooted are announcing the exclusive debut of the Jack's Unchicken and Jack's Spicy Unchicken sandwiches at select locations in Monterey and Salinas, California, and Reno, Nevada. The sandwiches are the first-ever plant-based "unchicken" sandwiches introduced by a quick service restaurant. Raised & Rooted is Tyson Foods' brand of alternative protein products launched in 2019.

Made from pea protein isolate and Jack in the Box's traditional crispy breading, the Unchicken sandwiches deliver mouthwatering taste with a savory crunch and texture sure to rival the competition. The sandwiches are available in two varieties, regular and spicy, and will be available...

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Oct 16 9:25 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: August Chicken Exports - The Devil is In the Details

What a difference a year makes. About this time in 2019, chicken processors and allied components of the industry were licking their chops in anticipation of...

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Oct 16 8:25 AM, Urner Barry


Pilgrim’s Announces Agreement with DOJ Antitrust Division

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation today announced that it has entered into a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in respect to its investigation into the sales of broiler chicken products in the United States. In the plea agreement, which is subject to the approval of the United States District Court of Colorado, Pilgrim’s and the Antitrust Division agreed to a fine of $110,524,140 for restraint of competition that affected three contracts for the sale of chicken products to one customer in the United States. The agreement does not recommend...

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Oct 14 10:00 AM, General News


Kroger's Simple Truth Brand Expands Plant Based Collection

The Kroger Co. announced the expansion of its exclusive Simple Truth Plant Based collection, unveiling more than 50 new, fresh and flavorful plant-based foods at affordable prices, including non-dairy cheeses, oat milk ice cream and Emerge fresh chicken-less patties and grinds.

Kroger's Simple Truth Plant Based collection launched with more than 20 products last September, featuring vegan chocolate chip cookie dough, oat milk, sour cream, deli slices, sausage, and other products. Since then, the line has continued to grow to meet customer demand, offering a diverse selection of vegan- and flexitarian-friendly snacks, spreads, dips, desserts, burger patties and grinds, and more. By the end of 2020, the collection will feature more than...

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Oct 14 9:33 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: Chicken Wings vs. “Boneless” Wings: An Opened Ended Debate

This year’s chicken market has been anything but predictable and despite their admirable performance, chicken wings are no exception...

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Oct 9 8:23 AM, Urner Barry


KFC Launches New Signature Sauce to Pair with Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken announced that it is launching a new signature dipping sauce that's sure to make fried chicken fans rejoice. Introducing KFC Sauce, a signature sauce that is tangy and sweet, with a bit of smokiness specifically designed to pair with KFC's Extra Crispy Tenders.

"When we set out to create a new signature dipping sauce, we went right to the experts – our customers – to find out what made a sauce best-in-class for dipping," said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketing officer, KFC U.S. "We went through 50 iterations, and their response to this recipe was overwhelming!"

Beginning October 12 in all KFC U.S. restaurants, fried chicken dipping fans can enjoy the new signature KFC Sauce along with...

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Oct 9 8:22 AM, General News




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