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Global Growth Continues to Surge for Hooters, Announces Recent Mexico Development

Hooters®, the original American wing joint, expands its global presence as international development continues to surge. The legacy brand and industry leader recently opened four locations across Mexico, and just opened its newest location in Queretaro Antea this month. The iconic brand has made international growth a centerpiece of its overall growth strategy, with prime territories available overseas and in the United States.

Spearheading Hooters massive growth across Mexico is multi-unit franchisee, Hooters de Mexico led by Paolo Pagnozzi. The Queretaro Antea restaurant is the sixth...

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Nov 29 10:12 AM, Urner Barry

Quiznos Launches Latest Globally Inspired Seasonal Offer: Club Peri Peri Sandwich

Promising innovation with each new creation, Quiznos’ new Club Peri Peri Sandwich is the latest limited-time offer from the iconic sandwich chain that provides a new flare on a familiar favorite and brings flavors from around the world to restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.

The Club Peri Peri Sandwich is made with grilled chicken, creamy peri-peri sauce, bacon, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños and melted cheese, served on Italian white bread. A traditional South African sauce, peri-peri adds a touch of spice to Quiznos’...

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Nov 28 10:34 AM, Urner Barry

HPAI Detected in Commercial Flock; Caroline County, Maryland 

One year since the state's last confirmed case, Maryland has reported another outbreak of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) commonly known as the bird flu.

According to the state's Department of Agriculture, the preliminary confirmation was as a result of an investigation of a broiler operation in Caroline County, just over 2 hours outside of Baltimore. Officials await for United States Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory to confirm in the coming days.

State officials have quarentined all affected premises and birds of which will be depopulated to deminish...

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Nov 22 8:00 AM, UB Newswires

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Unveils New Restaurant Prototype at Annual “Family Reunion” Conference

Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, a celebrated name in delicious, home-style fried chicken for more than 55 years, recently hosted its “Family Reunion” Brand Conference in Louisville, KY, bringing together employees and franchisees to recognize their top performers. A highlight of the event was having the daughter and granddaughter of the brand’s founder and namesake, Lee Cummings, on-hand to kick off the conference.

“Our annual Brand Conference is an opportunity to honor our amazing team members and spotlight their achievements,” said Ryan Weaver...

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Nov 20 8:03 AM, Urner Barry

Pure Prairie Poultry Launches New Retail Brand

It's been just shy of two years since the Midwest's premium chicken newcomer, Pure Prairie Poultry™, purchased a state-of-the-art chicken processing facility in Charles City, Iowa, that showcased its air-chilled technology. Now, its launched its charter retail brand, named after the company—Pure Prairie Poultry™, emphasis on "pure." Initially offered at more than 50 locations across Coborn's, Cashwise, and Marketplace stores in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, the company has big plans to grow throughout the Midwest and beyond...

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Nov 17 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Urner Barry’s Market Briefing Provides Insights on Commodity Protein Markets

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.

Click HERE to view the latest report...

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Nov 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

TiNDLE Chicken Makes Official Retail Debut in the United States at Giant Eagle and FreshDirect 

TiNDLE Foods announces the retail debut of TiNDLE Chicken in the United States through select outlets this week, including grocery store chain, Giant Eagle, online grocery provider, FreshDirect, and several popular independent markets on the West Coast including Berkeley Bowl and BESTIES Vegan Paradise. This marks the first time that shoppers in America can find TiNDLE Chicken products in their grocery aisles, after successful launches earlier this year in Europe, including Whole Foods Market and Morrisons in the UK and the EDEKA Group, Germany's largest...

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Nov 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Brazil Food Processor BRF Widens Net Loss in Q3 on Grain Prices, Chicken Glut

BRF SA, the Brazilian pork and poultry processor, widened its third-quarter loss from the year-ago period as it continued to deal with a chicken oversupply while also trying to rein in grain prices, it said on Monday.

BRF reported a 262 million real ($53.37 million) net loss in the third quarter, larger than the 136.7 million loss a year ago but slightly better than an LSEG consensus forecast of a 279 million real loss.

Despite the hit, BRF said improvements in the company's...

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Nov 14 8:40 AM, Foodmarket

JX Restaurant, Inc. Recalls Chicken Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

JX Restaurant, Inc., a Maryland Heights, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 621 pounds of fully-cooked chicken product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains sesame oil, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The fully-cooked chicken product was produced on various dates between Oct. 27 and Nov. 8, 2023. The following product is subject to recall [view labels]...


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Nov 13 8:03 AM, Urner Barry

Louisiana Fish Fry Products Reveals New Survey Findings Around America's Fried Chicken Obsession

In honor of National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day and National Louisiana Day on Nov. 9, Louisiana Fish Fry Products, the leading supplier of Louisiana-inspired breadings & batters, boil seasonings, sauces, and spices, has released new insights around all-things fried chicken. 2,000+ people across the country were asked to weigh in on their fried chicken consumption habits and preferences, and the results support the current consumer fried chicken craving craze.

Key findings of the survey include the following:

  • People love fried chicken...
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Nov 10 8:21 AM, Urner Barry

The Flavor Experts Celebrate National Chicken Sandwich Day with BOGO Deal All Weekend Long

Wingstop refuses to let guests settle for bland, flavorless chicken sandwiches. Enter Wingstop's cooked-to-order chicken sandwiches that can be hand sauced-and-tossed in one of the brand's 12 bold, craveable flavors. This National Chicken Sandwich Day, fans can try multiple flavors with "buy one, get one free" chicken sandwiches*, starting on Thursday, November 9 through Sunday, November 12.

With the code BOGOSAMMY on or the app, fans can get two chicken sandwiches in their choice of Wingstop's iconic flavors, from Lemon...

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Nov 9 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Bird Flu Infects Commercial Table Egg Layer Farm for First Time in 11 Months

A commercial table egg layer operation has tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), or bird flu, for the first time in eleven months. 

The impacted operation had 940,000 birds in Wright County, Minnesota, according to USDA data. The government lists the confirmation data as November 3, 2023. 

Prior to last week's detection, the latest commercial layer operation to be hit by bird flu was a farm with 239,700 birds in Weld County, Colorado on December 20, 2022...


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Nov 7 8:00 AM, UB Newswires

Tyson Foods Recalls Nearly 30,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of its frozen, fully cooked chicken “Fun Nuggets” due to consumer complaints of small metal pieces in the chicken patty product.

The product was produced on September 5, 2023, and was sold to retailers in 29-ounce packages. 

In a notice issued Saturday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) stated that the following product is subject to recall:

  • 29-oz. Plastic bag packages containing “Tyson FULLY COOKED FUN NUGGETS BREADED SHAPED CHICKEN PATTIES” with a Best...
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Nov 6 7:25 AM, UB Newswires

KFC Has the Secret Recipe for Joy this Holiday Season: NEW Holiday Buckets 

With the holidays just around the corner, Kentucky Fried Chicken® is serving up extra joy this season with a new holiday bucket design and matching holiday merch collection. The famous fried-chicken chain is also serving up two new menu items to make holiday celebrations Extra Crispy™.

Since the 1960s, KFC restaurants around the world have created unique, holiday-themed buckets to celebrate the season. KFC's new, 2023 limited-edition "Secret Recipe of Joy" holiday bucket reminds us...

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Nov 2 8:03 AM, Urner Barry

Q’Delicia Recalls Ready-To-Eat Empanada Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Q’Delicia, a Jacksonville, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 639 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry empanada products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry empanada items were produced from February of 2023 to October of 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 1.25-lb. and 6.25-lb. plastic bags containing “Q’Delicia DE EMPANADA BEEF” and “Q’Delicia DE EMPANADA MEAT GLUTEN FREE.”...
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Nov 1 9:24 AM, Urner Barry

Baja Fresh Turns Up the Heat with Nashville Hot Chicken Menu Additions

Things are heating up at Baja Fresh Mexican Grill® (, the fast-casual fresh Mexican food chain, with two new menu items featuring Nashville-style hot sauce!

For guests looking to spice things up, the following offerings are now available:

  • Nashville Hot Chicken Burrito – Crispy chicken tossed in Nashville hot sauce with Baja rice, roasted veggies, melted jack cheese, and chipotle aioli wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Taco Combo – Two flour tortillas filled with crispy chicken tossed in Nashville hot sauce, lettuce, and...
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Nov 1 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

ANALYSIS: Chicken Cold Storage Concludes Q3 on Unlevel Ground

The most recent chicken cold storage inventory figures leave room for interpretation depending on the timeframe and item in question. Year-over-year (YoY) comparisons for September were somewhat choppy, while the month-over-month (MoM) data generally aligned with historical expectations for this period.

Total inventories dropped by 3.4%, or 29.6 million pounds from last year. Still, at 844.3 million pounds, overall chicken holdings maintained the sixth-highest seasonal level in nearly three decades. This is saying a lot, especially when considering the underlying lack of public warehouse vacancy...

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Oct 27 1:46 PM, Urner Barry

NCC Elects New Officers; Randy Day Installed as Chairman

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has installed the four officers that will guide the organization through 2024. The installation took place at NCC’s 68th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Randy Day, retired CEO and special advisor to the Perdue Farms Board of Directors, will serve as 2023-2024 Chairman.

Randy led the company’s senior leadership team, which includes Perdue Foods, Perdue AgriBusiness, and Perdue Farms corporate functions. After 43 years, Randy retired as CEO this past summer and is now serving as special...

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Oct 27 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Cold Storage: End Sep Combined Meat/Poultry -1.3% on Mo, -7.8% on Yr

USDA monthly cold storage data released Wednesday afternoon showed combined meat and poultry stocks held in the nation's freezer warehouses at the end of September at about 2.146 billion pounds, 1.3% below the previous month and 7.8% less than a year ago.

Turkey and pork stocks were below the previous month while chicken and beef were up from their respective August figures. Turkey stocks were up from a year ago while chicken, pork, and beef were smaller. The combined stocks were 9.3% below the five-year average of...


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Oct 25 3:25 PM, UB Newswires

Krystal Announces BOO-GO Halloween Deal

Krystal Restaurants LLC, the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South, is summoning the spirit of Halloween with a thrilling treat. On October 31st, 2023, Krystal invites guests to don their most creative Halloween costumes and join them at select locations for a BOO-GO Deal. For one day only, Krystal is doubling the delight by offering a buy one, get one (BOGO) deal on two fan-favorites: the original Krystal and the Cheese Krystal.

“The BOO-GO deal promises a ghoulishly good experience,” said Kaitlin Stoehr, Senior Director of Marketing for...

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Oct 25 9:47 AM, Urner Barry

Let the Countdown Begin! KFC Wraps are Back Starting Nov. 12 at 2 for $5

Starting Nov. 12 KFC is bringing back its fan-favorite Kentucky Fried Chicken Wraps, first introduced earlier this year, at the same finger lickin' good deal of two craveable wraps for just $5. Even more exciting? KFC is adding a new KFC Mac & Cheese Wrap to the lineup.*

KFC Wraps were a hit with customers when they were first introduced at KFC restaurants across the country in February of this year and fans have been begging for their return. The new lineup features...

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Oct 25 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays® Transforms Menu with Revamped Appetizer Lineup, New Salads and Bowl Entrees

TGI Fridays, the world's first casual bar and grill, is continuing its ongoing transformation with the addition of even more bold, in-demand flavors to its menu. Starting today, Fridays™ fans can experience a reimagined appetizer lineup featuring new offerings and revamped classics, a selection of new salad and bowl entrees, and an all-new non-alcoholic beverage to sip on.

"We are thrilled to bring even more momentum to this revolutionary era of growth and revitalization for the Fridays brand," shared Brandon...

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Oct 24 10:14 AM, Urner Barry

Marco's Pizza® Introduces the NEW Pizzoli, a Fresh and Fully Loaded Handheld Made for Every Occasion

Marco's Pizza, one of the nation's fastest-growing pizza brands, is expanding its menu offerings with the launch of its NEW Pizzoli – a fully loaded handheld featuring savory high-quality meats and four melty cheeses rolled up in the brand's fresh house-made dough and baked to golden perfection. The crispy, craveable creation is finished with garlic sauce and romesan seasoning and paired with a side of dipping sauce.

Inspired by both pizza and stromboli, Marco's innovative Pizzoli delivers...

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Oct 24 10:12 AM, Urner Barry

Drake is Celebrating His Birthday on October 24 by Hooking Everyone Up with Free Dave’s Hot Chicken

Dave’s Hot Chicken, the wildly popular Nashville-style hot chicken sensation that started out six years ago in an East Hollywood parking lot and has since become the Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chain in America, today announced that international music icon and investor, Drake, will be celebrating his birthday on October 24th by gifting everyone free Dave’s Hot Chicken sliders. Drake recently highlighted the celebration on his Instagram page, which boasts more than 144 million followers...

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Oct 20 9:35 AM, Urner Barry

Aunt Kitty's Foods Inc. Recalls Canned Ready-to-Eat Chicken Pot Pie Soup 

Aunt Kitty's Foods Inc., a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 15,728 pounds of canned ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken pot pie soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, 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 canned RTE chicken pot pie soup items were produced on August 28, 2023. The following products are subject to recall...

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Oct 20 8:33 AM, Urner Barry

TGI Fridays® Launches New Line of Single-Serve Meals

TGI Fridays expands its extensive range of frozen food offerings by introducing four new mouthwatering, restaurant-inspired, single-serve meals. Available now at Walmart locations nationwide, these entrées include:

  • Whiskey-Glazed Chicken and Mashed Potatoes: Flame-grilled, boneless, skinless chicken topped with our delicious whiskey BBQ glaze and paired with buttery mashed potatoes to complete this tasty dish.
  • Spicy Cajun Style Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo: Spice up your Fridays with our indulgent and spicy Cajun-style sauce, loaded with tender chunks of all-white-meat chicken, served atop perfectly al dente...
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Oct 19 9:01 AM, Urner Barry

Bite Into Krispy Krunchy Chicken’s New Deals Starting Oct. 23

Krispy Krunchy Chicken® is offering savings and craveable flavor with two new deals starting on October, 23, 2023. The fried chicken favorite is featuring two great deals with its new 4-Piece Meal Deal and 12-Piece Dark Meat Special.

For those looking for a quick lunch or dinner solution, the 4-Piece Meal Deal features four mildly Cajun-spiced white meat tenders that are hand-breaded in Krispy Krunchy’s® signature breading and fried to perfection. The tenders are served with a honey biscuit, all for only...

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Oct 18 11:26 AM, Urner Barry

Culinary Trendsetters Popeyes® and TRUFF Launch the Spicy TRUFF Chicken Sandwich

So you think you’re Fancy? Popeyes® does. Popeyes, the beloved fast-food chain and trailblazer in the 2019 Chicken Sandwich wars, and TRUFF, the award-winning truffle brand known for elevating and reimagining pantry staples, are proud to announce the restaurant’s fanciest collab yet: the Spicy TRUFF Chicken Sandwich. Starting today, this latest culinary innovation from Popeyes and TRUFF will be available in restaurants nationwide and for delivery starting at $5.99, prices may vary.

This innovative fusion takes the beloved Popeyes Chicken Sandwich to new levels...

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Oct 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Taco Del Mar Brings the Heat with its Blazing Scorpion Chicken Flavored with TABASCO® Scorpion Sauce

Now offering spice like no other, fast-casual brand Taco Del Mar is bringing the heat to its restaurants across the U.S. and Canada this fall with a new protein choice – Blazing Scorpion Chicken flavored with TABASCO® Scorpion Sauce – which can be added to any entrée or taco.

Made with tender pulled chicken flavored with TABASCO® Scorpion Sauce, the brand’s hottest, it’s the perfect addition of heat and flavor for adventurous guests looking for a little more excitement in their meals...

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Oct 17 1:35 PM, Urner Barry

Phu Huong Food Company Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef and Poultry Meatball Products 

Phu Huong Food Company, a Rosemead, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 602 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken meatball products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked RTE beef and chicken meatball items were produced on Oct. 2, 2023, and packaged on Oct. 3, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 11-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing “BÒ VIÊN PHÙ-HƯƠNG GÂN BE...
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Oct 17 8:15 AM, Urner Barry

Introducing Delicious Eats by Kardea Brown – a New Frozen Entrée Line of Southern-Inspired Creations

Introducing Delicious Eats by Kardea Brown – a New Frozen Entrée Line of Southern-Inspired Culinary Creations

Kardea Brown, an acclaimed chef and host of popular Food Network show Delicious Miss Brown, proudly announces the launch of Delicious Eats by Kardea Brown. Rooted in her Southern heritage and expert culinary skills, this new frozen entrée line brings a touch of comfort, warmth, and delectable flavor to kitchens across the nation. Available at Walmart stores nationwide, meals include Country Kitchen Fried Chicken, Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo...

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Oct 16 9:15 AM, Urner Barry

Zaxby's Trolls Philadelphia in Campaign with Dolph Lundgren for New Fried Chicken Philly Sandwich

The Southern Chicken brand doesn't even have locations in Philadelphia, but hired Philly's biggest antihero Dolph Lundgren as a spokesperson, is taunting the city with saucy billboards, and may even park a food truck in front of its most famous cheesesteak spots so locals can try the sandwich for themselves

Saucy Southern chicken restaurant Zaxby's® is putting its own spin on an all-time classic: the Philly cheesesteak. For their Philly, Zaxby's is ditching the beef and instead featuring Zaxby's signature fried or grilled...

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Oct 12 7:53 AM, Urner Barry

Post Malone and The Dallas Cowboys Team Up with Raising Cane's to Open First-of-its-Kind Restaurant 

Post Malone's partnership with Raising Cane's continues Thursday with the opening of a Post Malone x Dallas Cowboys-themed Restaurant right in the heart of Cowboys Country – a place and a team that had lasting impact on Post from an early age. A true Texan at heart, Post was raised under the bright lights of the blue and silver and is a die-hard Cowboys fan. He took that love for America's Team and used it as inspiration when designing the Restaurant...

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Oct 11 10:29 AM, Urner Barry

Get Lost in the Sauce: Jimmy John’s Announces the New BBQ Ranch Chicken Crunch

Jimmy John’s® is launching a sweet and saucy new menu item that will be sure to turn heads, just in time for the change of the season! Starting today, JJ’s fans can indulge in the all-new BBQ Ranch Chicken Crunch sandwich – which packs a serious punch and crunch – for a limited-time only.

For the first-time ever, JJ’s is giving customers a choice to order the new saucy BBQ Ranch Chicken Crunch as a sandwich on freshly baked French bread...

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Oct 9 10:23 AM, Urner Barry

El Pollo Loco Names Jill Adams New Chief Marketing Officer

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, announced today the appointment of Jill Adams as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Ms. Adams has spent over 14 years in the restaurant industry. She served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at QDOBA® Mexican Eats, leading creative, media, loyalty, product development, and CRM. Prior to joining QDOBA® Mexican Eats, Ms. Adams worked at Jack in the Box, Inc. holding various leadership roles in field marketing...

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Oct 6 9:02 AM, Urner Barry

Trick or… Heat? Burger King Welcomes “Spooky Season” With Two Ghost-Inspired Menu Additions

Taste if you dare! “Spooky Season” is officially here, and Burger King – the home of the flame-grilled Whopper® sandwich – is celebrating with the launch of two ghostly menu additions just in time for Halloween. Starting Oct. 12, Guests can enjoy the all-new Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries and the fan-favorite Ghost Pepper Whopper – and they’re scary good.

For the first time, the signature heat of the ghost pepper comes to the brand’s iconic Chicken Fries, which have seen various innovations over...

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Oct 3 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Carrabba's Italian Grill Unveils Four New Recipes to Celebrate National Pasta Month!

Carrabba's Italian Grill, home of authentic Italian cuisine for generations, is setting the table for a special National Pasta Month celebration this October. Linguine lovers, fettucine fans and other pasta-ficionados will be treated to new chef-inspired pasta dishes Oct. 2-29 as the restaurants reveal a new dish each week. Guests can also show their pasta love for a chance to win prizes by entering the #PastaLoversChallenge.

The 'Four Weeks of Pasta' will feature off-menu entrées highlighting new recipes and insider secret...

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Oct 2 1:59 PM, Urner Barry

Honeygrow Announces New Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry for Fall

It’s time to cozy up this fall with Honeygrow’s latest flavorful stir-fry creation! The Philadelphia-based fast-casual restaurant known for its wholesome, simple, and made-to-order stir-frys, salads, and honeybars, is bringing back a fan-favorite, the Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry throughout its seven markets in DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and VA markets beginning today.

Delicious, savory and bursting with umami flavor, honeygrow’s Miso Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry is prepared with freshly prepared egg white noodles, roasted chicken, miso corn, caramelized onions, shaved...

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Sep 27 10:59 AM, Urner Barry

Cup Noodles Introduces a Noodle Bar Experience

Cup Noodles, the original instant ramen in a cup, is unveiling a Noodle Bar experience that pairs its premium Cup Noodles Stir Fry and Cup Noodles Stir Fry Rice with Noodles product lines with craft beer selections just in time for Oktoberfest. Through a partnership with Advanced Cicerone Mandy Naglich, the brand created a Noodles + Brews Pairing Guide that thoughtfully matches each product flavor with a craft brew style based on the vibrant tasting notes and ingredients found in each cup.

"A Perfect...

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Sep 21 3:18 PM, Urner Barry

Finally, the Philly Done Right

Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s®, is turning up the heat with its latest limited time offer – the Fried Chicken Philly. The new sandwich is an elevated twist on the original Philly cheesesteak, featuring Zaxbys’ signature fried or grilled chicken, savory garlic aioli, and a combination of melted American cheese, grilled peppers and onions served on a toasted hoagie roll. In a bold move, Zaxby’s is taking the opportunity to playfully jab at the city of Philadelphia with its new menu offering.

“Finally the Philly done right – and it took a Southern brand famous for its...

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Sep 20 10:05 AM, Urner Barry

Chester's Chicken Pits Its Popular Honey Stung Chicken Bites Against New Sweet Chili Chicken Bites

It's a Battle of the Bites! Guests who stop in Chester's Chicken this fall should be prepared for a flavor showdown between the restaurant's reigning champ, Honey Stung Chicken Bites, and the new challenger, Sweet Chili Chicken Bites.

Chester's Chicken Bites Combo features eight chicken bites, the choice of two sauce flavors, a small side, and a honey butter biscuit. This Chicken Bites Combo introduces Chester's new marinated breast chunks along with a new sauce. Guests can choose chicken bites...

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Sep 20 9:17 AM, Urner Barry

Olymel Continues Consolidation Efforts, Announces Closure of Two Further Processing Plants

On Wednesday, Olymel announced the definitive closure of two of its further processing plants as part of the company's ongoing efforts to streamline its operations and ensure profitability across its facilities. 

Olymel is the leading producer, processor, and distributor of pork and poultry in Canada. It has production and processing facilities in QuebecOntarioAlbertaSaskatchewan, and New Brunswick. 

In its fresh pork sector, Olymel announced the closure of its boning and packaging plant in Princeville, Centre-du-Québec. The facility is slated to close on November...

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Sep 15 7:13 AM, UB Newswires

Taco John’s Launches One-Of-A-Kind Cheddar Crunch Tacos

Taco John’s is out to prove that the possibilities are endless with a Potato Olés®-inspired shell that only the brand known for bigger. bolder. better. flavors would devise.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12, the popular quick-service restaurant will launch the NEW Beefy Loaded Cheddar Crunch Taco and Chicken Club Cheddar Crunch Taco, featuring a one-of-a-kind crunchy flatbread shell coated in aged cheddar cheese and shredded potatoes dusted with the brand’s signature Potato Olés® seasoning blend. As they say, “Never judge a book by...

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Sep 14 9:54 AM, Urner Barry

The Retail Rundown: Checking on Chicken; Latest Inflation Reading

For more than thirty years, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has partnered with major U.S. chicken producers to promote chicken sales this month—leading to September being crowned as National Chicken Month.   

In what was historically regarded as a slow period for poultry sales following the conclusion of summer grilling, increased in-store promotions and ad campaigns including chicken-centric recipes have helped extend the robust summer consumption season into September since the program's inception in 1989.

The number of chicken items found in advertisements this week based on Urner Barry's... 

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Sep 13 9:28 AM, UB Newswires

Krispy Krunchy Chicken Fuels the Rise of Gas Station Chicken

While most fried chicken QSRs serve their customers via a drive-thru, Krispy Krunchy Chicken® serves up “freshly made, perfectly Cajun” fried chicken that captures the hearts and palates of fans inside someplace you might not expect – gas stations and convenience stores.

According to the National Association of Convenience Stores, there are over 150,000 convenience stores in the United States. As Krispy Krunchy Chicken® approaches 3,000 locations by the end of the year, the brand reports that 97% of its locations are in gas stations and...

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Sep 13 7:20 AM, Urner Barry

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken Appoints Michael Reinert as Vice President of Procurement

LFR Chicken LLC, parent company and owner of the iconic quick-serve restaurant Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken, is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Reinert as the new Vice President of Procurement. Reinert is a seasoned executive with a strong history in strategic supply chain management, procurement, and sourcing, making him a valuable addition to the executive leadership team at Lee’s Famous Recipe® Chicken

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike Reinert as our new Vice President of Procurement,” said Ryan Weaver of Lee’s Famous...

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Sep 8 1:43 PM, Urner Barry

Oscar Mayer Enters On-The-Go Refrigerated Breakfast Category with New Scramblers Innovation

Today, Oscar Mayer®, the brand known for uniting millions around a love of meat, announces its first-ever on-the-go refrigerated breakfast offering: new Oscar Mayer Scramblers. The innovation comes after uncovering that only 23 percent of people are currently eating a full breakfast1 due to limited hearty options available. Here to transform the convenient breakfast game, Oscar Mayer Scramblers are made by using two fresh eggs and are available in three delicious and filling varieties – including Bacon & Velveeta, Ham & Colby Jack and Wiener & Cheddar...

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Sep 6 8:46 AM, Urner Barry

Tyson Foods and Gatik to Deploy Autonomous Trucks in Northwest Arkansas to Optimize Efficiency 

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), one of the world’s largest food companies, and Gatik AI, Inc. (Gatik), the leader in autonomous middle mile logistics, announced a multi-year collaboration to deploy autonomous refrigerated box trucks to bolster Tyson routes in Northwest Arkansas. Operating 18 hours a day, trucks will deliver Tyson®, Jimmy Dean® and BallPark® products, among others, to the company’s distribution and storage facilities in the Rogers and Springdale, Arkansas areas.

The deployment will introduce Gatik trucks equipped with commercial...

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Sep 6 8:25 AM, Urner Barry

Chef Gordon Ramsay Launches Delicious New Frozen Entrée Line, By Chef Ramsay

Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef, Gordon Ramsay, today announced the launch of his first frozen entrée line, By Chef Ramsay. Created by Gordon Ramsay himself, each recipe is crafted with the Chef’s culinary prowess and true quality ingredients. By Chef Ramsay features eight iconic and delicious recipes, like Ramsay Family Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, and Fish & Chips, all available now exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide.

A true turning point for frozen food, By Chef Ramsay was created to bridge the gap between the famous dishes...

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Sep 6 7:58 AM, Urner Barry

Conagra Brands Inc. Recalls Banquet Brand Frozen Chicken Strips Entree 

Conagra Brands, Inc, a Marshall, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 245,366 pounds of frozen chicken strips entree products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen chicken strips entrees were produced on June 20, 2023, July 11, 2023, and July 17, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 8.9-oz. carton containing one entree of "BANQUET CHICKEN STRIPS MEAL" with best if used by...
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Sep 5 9:53 AM, Urner Barry

Stuffed Quesadillas Make Their Delicious Return at El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, is announcing the return of fan-favorite Stuffed Quesadillas, now available for a limited time. Stuffed with high-quality authentic ingredients including traditional Oaxaca cheese and El Pollo Loco’s famous fire-grilled chicken, these quesadillas are designed for maximum flavor and cheesiness.

“At El Pollo Loco delivering high-quality dishes featuring our flame grilled chicken and fresh, bold Mexican flavors is what we do best,” said Heather Gardea, Vice President of...

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Aug 31 11:16 AM, Urner Barry

O’Charley’s Announces “Tackle Some Tenders” Dine-In and Take-Out Promotions 

College football fans can huddle up to watch the game at their local O’Charley’s while enjoying great dine-in deals including:

  • $7 Tenders & Fries – Our Famous Chicken Tenders are hand-breaded in seasonings, dipped in buttermilk, breaded again, and cooked to order. Served with honey mustard and fries.
  • $2 14-oz. Domestic Beers
  • $3 Jack Daniels & Coke

Need to feed your fans at home or at a tailgate? O’Charley’s is also offering our Famous Chicken Tenders Platter to go for just $42...

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Aug 30 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Shoprite Brand Bowl & Basket Chicken Noodle Soup 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for fresh, fully cooked, ready-to-eat (RTE) ShopRite brand chicken noodle soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product labeled as chicken noodle soup may actually contain Italian-style wedding soup, which contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed...

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Aug 28 9:06 AM, Urner Barry

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk Style Chicken Products 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Wegmans Jamaican Jerk-style, raw, marinated chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The marinade in the chicken products may contain milk, soy, and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers with allergies to milk, soy, and wheat are aware that these products should not be consumed...

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Aug 28 8:57 AM, Urner Barry

Bojangles Unveils Game-Changing Tailgate Experiences

Bojangles, the beloved restaurant chain known for its iconic chicken, biscuits and tea, is once again the go-to destination for sports fans and tailgaters this fall. With an all-new app and partnerships featuring the Carolina Panthers and college programs, the official tailgate headquarters is setting the stage for unforgettable gameday experiences.

"Bojangles is proud to be at the forefront of the ultimate tailgate experience," says Tom Boland, Chief Marketing Officer at Bojangles. "Our delicious food, convenient new app, and exciting sports partnerships showcase our commitment to...

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Aug 24 9:44 AM, General News

Cold Storage: End July Combined Meat/Poultry -0.9% on Month, -4.3% on Year

USDA monthly cold storage data released Wednesday afternoon showed combined meat and poultry stocks held in the nation's freezer warehouses at the end of July at 0.9% below the previous month and 4.3% under a year ago.

The combined stocks were down 5.7% from the five-year average of 2.314 billion pounds. Chicken and turkey stocks were up from a year ago. Beef and turkey were higher than the month prior. 


Chicken stocks were reported at 847.6 million pounds, down 1.4% from the previous month and...

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Aug 23 3:25 PM, UB Newswires

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken Brings Premium Chicken Fare To Owings Mills

Crimson Coward Nashville Hot Chicken signed a lease with David S. Brown Enterprises to open at Boulevard Corporate Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. The L.A. based hot chicken franchise intends to open 25 locations in Maryland with an aggressive goal to open 200 restaurants across the U.S. by 2027. Maryland will be the fifth state to showcase the hot chicken brand.

Crimson Coward first launched in 2019 and has been a popular destination for customers who want quality hot chicken flavor. The brand delivers premium, all-natural...

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Aug 22 11:39 AM, Urner Barry

Taco Bell® Testing New Chile Crisp Chicken Menu Items In Southern California

Taco Bell announced its testing two new craveable chicken options, Chile Crisp Chicken Tacos and Chile Crisp Chicken Strips in a one-restaurant test in Newport Beach, CA (4101 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660), available now for one week or while supplies last through ordering in the drive-thru and in-restaurant. The new menu items feature a sweet, spicy, and citrusy Chile Crisp Sauce, elevating the flavors of the crispy chicken through bold and innovative ingredients.

Crispy Chicken Meets Fresh and Bold Ingredients...

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Aug 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Chick-fil-A Introduces The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich

Beginning Monday, August 28, guests will have the chance to experience Chick-fil-A's first ever twist on its beloved original, the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. Accompanying the sweet and savory sandwich is a deliciously cool sidekick - the Caramel Crumble Milkshake - delivering fall flavors in the brand's latest seasonal offering. Both menu items will be available nationwide*, while supplies last.

An Original Take on an Original

After the positive introduction of seasonal entrées like the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Chick-fil-A's culinary...

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Aug 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

Make It a Chicken Night This Back-To-School Season with Kentucky Fried Chicken's New $20 Fill Up Box

The back-to-school season can bring cheerful chaos with little time to cook, so make it a chicken night with Kentucky Fried Chicken! KFC has mealtime covered this school year with its NEW $20 Fill Up Box and a limited-time deal, a 10-piece Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets for just $5 at participating restaurants nationwide.*

When you're getting back into the swing of bouncing between work, school and extracurriculars, easy meal options make adjusting to the...

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Aug 14 8:53 AM, Urner Barry

Nearly 400 Workers to be Impacted by Tyson's Corydon Plant Closure

Earlier this week, Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, announced that it is closing four of its U.S. chicken plants located in Arkansas, Indiana, and Missouri. The closures are expected to take place in early 2024. 

In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Monday, Tyson said that the closure of its Corydon chicken processing plant will impact about 368 team members.

The workers will be permanently terminated beginning on or about...

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Aug 10 7:14 AM, UB Newswires

Totino's™ Gets Zesty with New Fan-Favorite Pizza Roll Flavor – Orange Chicken

The snacking collab you’ve been waiting for is here – Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls™ and gaming collective FaZe Clan Inc. (“FaZe Clan”) are back, this time filling its newest pizza roll with one of the most popular and tangy mealtime favorites – Orange Chicken!

Totino’s™ new Orange Chicken Pizza Rolls™ snacks are filled with chicken in a sweet and spicy orange sauce, all wrapped in the famous golden crust fans know and love.

“After our successful Buffalo Chicken launch with FaZe Clan last year...

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Aug 9 9:33 AM, Urner Barry

Pure Prairie Poultry Brings Key Executives on Board

This week, two highly experienced meat industry executives joined an already seasoned leadership team for Midwest premium chicken provider, Pure Prairie Poultry™. Now entering its second year of production, the company continues to invest in its people strategies, and to focus on operational excellence as foundations for its premium quality chicken offerings and customer experience. Karen Moody came-on to lead the company's people strategies as vice president of human resources and Mark Page to drive operational excellence as vice president of operations.

"As a company our vision is to make...

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Aug 9 9:08 AM, Urner Barry

The Retail Rundown: Most Protein Indices Are Below Last Year

A breakdown of this week's retail buying opportunities shows that seafood features make up about 30% of total protein ad volume this week, while beef claims about 25%. Pork follows with 18.2%, down about two points from the week prior. Chicken features account for 16.1% of total protein ads, compared to 17.5% last year. Boosted by back-to-school buying, egg feature volume more than doubled from the week prior to 7.2%.

For this week's retail rundown, we'll take a look at how the various protein indices are performing in...

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Aug 9 7:12 AM, UB Newswires

FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Fresh Salads and Wraps with Meat and Poultry 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready-to-eat (RTE) salads and wraps with meat and poultry may contain contaminated lettuce. The lettuce, which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be contaminated with deer feces. FSIS is issuing this public health alert to ensure that consumers are aware that this product should not be consumed.

The RTE salad and wrap products were produced on August 1, 2023...

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Aug 8 9:05 AM, Urner Barry

Burger King Enters the “Wrap” Game

As summer draws to a close and the school season gets into full swing, Burger King – home of the flame-grilled Whopper® – is making it easy to satisfy those snack cravings with a lineup of all new BK® Royal Crispy Wraps. The latest chicken-based innovation from Burger King, BK® Royal Crispy Wraps are available in three delicious flavors – Classic, Spicy, and Honey Mustard – and will launch at participating restaurants nationwide beginning August 14.

Each of the new BK® Royal Crispy Wraps features crispy white meat...

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Aug 7 11:48 AM, Urner Barry

Day-Lee Foods Inc. Recalls Frozen Ready-To-Eat Poultry Products 

Day-Lee Foods Inc., a Santa Fe Springs, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 10,511 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken potsticker products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product labeled as chicken potstickers may actually contain mandarin orange chicken, which contain milk and eggs, known allergens, that are not declared on the product label.

The frozen RTE chicken products were produced December 14, 2022. The following product is subject to recall...

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Aug 7 9:29 AM, Urner Barry

Urner Barry’s Market Briefing Provides Key Insights Across the Protein Trade

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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Aug 7 8:00 AM, Urner Barry

SONIC Reimagines a Beloved Party Snack with New Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites

The SONIC Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites boast a mouthwatering combination of tender, juicy chicken blended with zesty buffalo sauce and melty cheddar cheese on the inside, with a crispy, golden-brown wrapper on the outside that delivers an irresistible crunch. Whether you’re in need of a quick and easy game-time snack or an afternoon pick-me-up, these creamy, crunchy bites are the answer to your cravings and start at just $2.99 plus tax for three pieces. Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites are also available...

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Jul 31 10:36 AM, General News

Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results with $4.3 Billion in Net Sales

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, one of the world's largest poultry producers, reports its second quarter 2023 financial results.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net Sales of $4.3 billion.
  • GAAP Net Income of $60.9 million and GAAP EPS of $0.25. Adjusted Net Income of $105.3 million and Adjusted EPS of $0.44.
  • Consolidated GAAP operating income margin of 2.3%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $248.7 million, or a 5.8% margin, with adjusted EBITDA margins of 4.6% in the U.S., 5.2% in the U.K. & Europe, and 12.2% in...
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Jul 28 7:57 AM, Urner Barry

Cold Storage: End June Combined Meat/Poultry +1.2% on Month, -1.8% on Year

USDA monthly cold storage data released Tuesday showed combined meat and poultry stocks held in the nation's freezer warehouses at the end of June at 2.201 billion pounds, up about 1.2% from the previous month but 1.8% less than a year ago.

Pork and beef were below the previous month while chicken and turkey stocks were larger. Chicken and turkey were above their year-ago figures while pork and beef were smaller. The combined stocks were 2.8% below the five-year average of 2.264 billion pounds...


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Jul 25 3:27 PM, UB Newswires

Cater Your Summertime Gathering with Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is offering barbecue lovers across the country multiple pack options to help beat the heat this summer.

Summertime is the season for picnics, pool parties and family reunions. Therefore, Dickey’s Packs are a great option for your gathering of any size. With a variety of pit-smoked meats and fan favorite sides to choose from, Texas-style barbecue fans can now order the following pack options:

  • Family Pack (starting at $61.60) – two choices of meats, three large sides and six slices of Texas toast. Feeds four to six...
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Jul 25 7:59 AM, Urner Barry

Applegate Launches Frozen Frittata Bites at Sprouts

Applegate Farms LLC, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, today announced its expansion within the breakfast category with the launch of APPLEGATE NATURALS™ Frittata Bites, the industry’s first and only Certified Humane® frozen egg bites. These 100% natural, high protein breakfast bites feature real, recognizable ingredients, including two of Applegate’s best-selling items: chicken breakfast sausage and bacon. The launch represents a shift for the brand as it moves into a new category for the first time: handheld, frozen breakfast predominantly featuring eggs as an ingredient... 

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Jul 19 3:21 PM, Urner Barry

Poultry Truck Catches Fire in Maryland

A poultry truck in transport caught fire Tuesday on Route 50 in Maryland.

The Salisbury, Hebron and Mardela Springs fire companies worked together to extinguish flames and pump the rest of the diesel fuel from the truck to evacuate it safely.

Details are still unclear on what sparked the fire  and whether chickens were on board.

More information to come as this story develops. 

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Jul 19 12:07 PM, UB Newswires

Mulan Dumpling, LLC, Recalls Frozen Meat and Poultry Dumpling Products 

Mulan Dumpling, LLC, a Hyattsville, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,560 pounds of frozen meat and poultry dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

  • 8-oz. plastic bag packages containing 10 pieces of “Mulan Dumpling Pork & Cabbage Dumplings”.
  • 8-oz. plastic bag packages containing 10 pieces of “Mulan Dumpling Curry Seasoned Chicken Dumplings”.
  • 8-oz. plastic bag packages containing 10 pieces of “Mulan Dumpling Shrimp & Chives Dumplings” containing pork....
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Jul 17 8:16 AM, Urner Barry

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