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Hormel Foods CEO Jim Snee Receives Responsible CEO of the Year Honor
Snee Honored For Transformational Leadership
Award highlights the company's work in equity in education and food security
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Fortune 500 global branded food company, today announced Jim Snee, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer, was named the 2022 Responsible CEO of the Year for transformative leadership by 3BL Media. Snee was presented the award Oct. 25 during the 3BL annual forum, Brands Taking Stands, in New York City.
3BL Media's Responsible CEO of the Year awards recognize chief executives with proven records...
U.S. Meat Sector Releases First-Ever Data Report on Environment, Other Key Indicators
A major new report released in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit next week in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, reveals that about 81% of facilities reporting data are covered by Meat Institute members’ commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
With 100% of the Meat Institute’s large U.S. members (more than 2000 employees) submitting data, the report covers an estimated 90% of meat sold in the United States (by volume) and sets the first ever baselines for measuring progress toward ambitious targets for environmental sustainability...
The Kroger Co. Foundation Recognized as Leader in Fighting Food Insecurity
The Kroger Co. announced today The Kroger Co. Foundation's recognition as a 2022 Hunger Leadership Award winner. The Congressional Hunger Center honored the Foundation with this award because of its ongoing commitment to fighting hunger across the U.S.
"We appreciate this honor from the Congressional Hunger Center, which recognizes our Corporate Affairs leaders effective stewardship of Foundation funds to create communities free of hunger and waste," said Keith Dailey, Kroger's group vice president of Corporate Affairs and president of The Kroger Co. Foundation. "The Foundation is committed to advancing..."
NCC Voices Strong Opposition to Proposed Poultry Contracting Rule
The National Chicken Council (NCC) today voiced strong opposition to the “Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments” proposed rule and called for its withdrawal, in comments filed with USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
NCC is deeply concerned that the proposed rule would have a devastating financial impact on the U.S. chicken industry by raising costs and administrative burdens, contributing to increased food prices for consumers, and ultimately destabilizing a successful compensation system for our growers.
“This isn’t about transparency,” said NCC President Mike Brown...
Industry Leaders Strengthen Collaboration on Food Security
The North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI or the Meat Institute) Executive Board voted unanimously late Friday to designate food security a non-competitive issue, strengthening industry-wide efforts to end hunger and ensure families in need have access to nutrient-dense meat.
“Meat is one of the most needed products for families in need, and the Meat Institute’s members give generously nationally and locally to meet this need,” commented Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “Ending hunger requires even greater collaboration. Declaring food security a non-competitive issue..."
ADM to Meet Fast-Growing Demand For Alternative Proteins with Significant Capacity Expansion
ADM, a global leader in nutrition, announced today that it will invest approximately $300 million to significantly expand its Decatur, Illinois, alternative protein production, as the company continues to add capacity to meet strong demand growth. ADM will further enhance its alternative protein capabilities by opening a new, state-of-the-art Protein Innovation Center, also in Decatur.
“The global trends of food security and sustainability are driving structural changes in the food industry, including strong growth in alternative proteins, and we’re investing to ensure ADM..."
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