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Tyson Foods Unveils Hillshire Farm® SNACKED! to Meet Growing Demand for Kids Snacking

Tyson Foods, one of the world's leading protein producers, is taking on the $1 billion kids refrigerated, pre-packaged snack category with a new kids snack - Hillshire Farm® SNACKED! Building upon its powerhouse portfolio of protein brands and success in adult snacking, Hillshire Farm SNACKED! will give parents a versatile, on-the-go snack pack made with quality, trusted ingredients – made just for kids.

More than 76% of people, including children, eat two or more snacks every day. And when it comes to snack...

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Sep 9 9:37 AM, General News



Tyson Foods Categorically Rejects Conclusions Drawn by White House

Tyson Foods categorically rejects the conclusions drawn by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the National Economic Council in a White House press briefing.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published a report detailing the drivers of consumer inflation in the food sector, none of which are related to industry consolidation or scale. The report can be found here.

Increase in Beef Prices due to Unprecedented Market Conditions

As we have explained in great detail to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, in testimony provided in August 2021, which can...

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Sep 9 8:49 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Accelerate Brand Growth by Investing in Virginia

Tyson Foods will invest $300 million to build a new, fully-cooked plant in Danville, Virginia, company officials announced. The project is part of the company’s commitment to meet increasing demand and deliver on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth. The new facility is expected to create nearly 400 jobs when production begins in the spring of 2023.

“As consumers actively look to add more protein to their diets, Tyson is uniquely positioned as a category leader to meet that growing demand,” said Noelle O’Mara, President, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Our continued focus on consumer driven innovation will accelerate this momentum and...

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Aug 27 8:50 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Reports Third Quarter 2021 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, reported the following results:

First Nine Months Highlights

- GAAP EPS of $4.63, up 20% from prior year; Adjusted EPS of $5.98, up 61% from prior year
- GAAP operating income of $2,487 million, up...

 

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Aug 9 9:03 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Its U.S. Workforce

To protect team members, their families and their communities, Tyson Foods, is requiring its team members at U.S. office locations to be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021. All other team members are required to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021, subject to ongoing discussions with locations represented by unions.

This action makes Tyson Foods the largest U.S. food company to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its entire workforce. Almost half of Tyson Foods’ U.S. workforce has been vaccinated and coronavirus infection rates among team members...

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Aug 3 8:33 AM, General News


Tyson Fresh Meats Leader Testifies About Beef Industry at Senate Hearing

Shane Miller, group president of Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork unit of Tyson Foods, testified about the beef industry during a hearing held today by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Below is Miller’s written testimony:

Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Grassley, members of the Judiciary Committee, thank you for inviting me here today.

I proudly represent Tyson Foods, a company based in Springdale, Arkansas, and founded nearly a century ago by John W. Tyson, who started this business trucking chickens to markets across the Midwest...

 

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Jul 30 8:34 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Integrating the Five Domains Animal Welfare Framework Across Global Operations

Tyson Foods is evolving its approach to animal welfare by integrating a new welfare framework across its global operations, known as the Five Domains.

Tyson’s Office of Animal Welfare plays an important role in ensuring the company’s vision for animal welfare becomes a reality: to be the world leader in animal welfare through compassionate care based in sound science. Part of being a leader means being open to creative thinking, innovation, and evolving knowledge and practices. The Five Domains, as devised by Professor David Mellor and colleagues...

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Jul 27 8:30 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Joins McDonald’s in Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tyson Foods announced that it has joined the McDonald’s Mutual Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (MCDEI). Tyson’s employee base is enormously diverse, with more than 50 languages spoken by team members across the company’s U.S. business. Today’s announcement follows the company’s longstanding and publicly stated commitment to diversity, also a part of its core values.

As an early adopter of the MCDEI, Tyson Foods will continue to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by committing to actions like setting representation goals, conducting education and training, increasing...

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Jul 23 8:49 AM, General News


Albertsons Expands Recall on Items Containing Chicken as Part of Tyson Foods Recall

Albertsons Companies announces the removal of additional items containing chicken as part of the recall initiated by Tyson Foods, Inc. The product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On July 4, 2021, Albertsons Companies announced a removal of certain Signature Café Shredded Roasted Chicken that was also supplied by Tyson Foods. Tyson Foods’ recall announcement can be found here.

The affected Tyson product was produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021, and distributed to foodservice and retail customers nationwide and...

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Jul 12 8:27 AM, General News


General Mills Completes Acquisition of Tyson Foods’ Pet Treats Business

General Mills announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tyson Foods’ pet treats business for $1.2 billion in cash. The business, which includes the Nudges, Top Chews and True Chews brands, is the leader in natural meat treats for pets.

“This acquisition represents an important step as we reshape our portfolio for growth, in line with our Accelerate strategy,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. “This business is a wonderful complement to...

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Jul 7 8:22 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls Frozen, Fully Cooked Chicken

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken. Tyson has been working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on this recall, and while there is no conclusive evidence that the products were contaminated at the time of shipment, the voluntary recall is being initiated out of an abundance of caution.

The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26 of 2020 and April 13 of 2021 and distributed to foodservice and retail customers...

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Jul 6 8:50 AM, General News


Tyson Foods’ Finney County Plant Completes Water Stewardship Certification

Tyson Foods’ Finney County plant has officially been certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standard by international third-party certification body SCS Global Services (SCS), making Finney County the first and only meat processing plant in the US certified under the AWS standard. Implementation of the standard is intended to achieve five main outcomes of good water stewardship at the site: good water governance; sustainable water balance; good water quality status; important water related areas; and safe water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.

“We are proud of our work to implement water stewardship practices in Finney County and our recent certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship standard is...

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Jul 1 8:12 AM, General News


Tyson Foods' Raised and Rooted Launches New Plant-based Bites 

Raised & Rooted™ brand, Tyson Foods’ brand of plant protein products, is launching new Plant Based Bites. The snackable bites meet the growing demand and desire for plant-based products with delicious taste and fan favorite flavors.

Available in Buffalo and Sweet Barbecue varieties, the bites are made with 100% plant-based protein, have 8g of protein per serving, and 3g of fiber.

“Our new plant-based bites deliver the taste that will wow taste-buds in a better-for-you alternative,” said David Ervin, vice president of marketing, Raised & Rooted. “We are excited to continue to...

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Jun 22 8:24 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Targets 2050 to Achieve Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tyson Foods announced its ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050, including scopes 1, 2 and 3. As the first U.S.-based protein company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), this ambition, in conjunction with the release of the company’s fiscal year 2020 (FY20) Sustainability Progress Report, underscores the company’s commitment to help combat the urgency of the growing climate change crisis.

“At Tyson Foods, we believe progress requires accountability and transparency and we are proud to exemplify that as we work to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said John R. Tyson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods. “As the first U.S.-based protein company in the food and beverage sector to have...

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Jun 9 10:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Debuts New Plant-Based Products, First Pride Brand in Asia Pacific

Tyson Foods is launching a new line of plant-based products in select retail markets and e-Commerce across Asia Pacific under the brand, First Pride™.

This is the first time the company has introduced plant-based products in Asia, as it works to make protein more accessible and affordable for more people around the world. Tyson Foods is initially launching the products in Malaysia and will roll them out to other markets in the region in the coming months.

Plant-based options have seen a rise in popularity across the region in recent years and have further accelerated during...

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Jun 3 8:19 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Announces Donnie King to Succeed Dean Banks as President and CEO

Tyson Foods announced that Chief Operating Officer Donnie King has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Current President and CEO Dean Banks is leaving the company and board for personal reasons.

“The board and I know that Donnie has a deep understanding of our business, values and culture and the solid leadership skills needed to continue to implement our strategy and deliver strong results,” said John H. Tyson, chairman of the board. “We want to express our appreciation to Dean for his contributions as...

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Jun 2 8:43 AM, General News


New Tyson Chicken Sausage Arrives in Time for Summer

Firing up the grill this summer just got more exciting with new Tyson Chicken Sausage.

A recent survey found nearly 60 percent of Americans wish there were more sausage options available when grilling. With different flavor combinations, new Tyson Chicken Sausage offers a flavorful solution whether people are firing up the grill or looking for a dinner fix.

Currently available in three varieties including Hot Italian, Mild Italian and Sweet Italian, the new sausages provide...

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May 18 8:28 AM, General News


General Mills Acquires Tyson Foods' Pet Treats Business for $1.2 Billion

General Mills announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tyson Foods’ pet treats business for $1.2 billion in cash in a transaction that provides an estimated tax benefit of $225 million, equating to an effective purchase price of $975 million. The business, which includes the Nudges, Top Chews and True Chews brands, is the leader in natural meat treats for pets.

“This acquisition advances our Accelerate strategy and further reshapes our portfolio for growth by adding an attractive business to our fast-growing Pet platform,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to using all...

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May 14 9:33 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Tyson Foods, 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:

First Six Months Highlights

  • GAAP EPS of $2.58, up 7% from prior year; Adjusted EPS of $3.28, up 41% from prior year
  • GAAP operating income of $1,425 million, up 12% from prior year; Adjusted operating income of $1,764 million, up 32% from prior year
  • Total Company GAAP operating margin of...
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May 10 8:33 AM, General News


Raised & Rooted Brand Launches New Products Bringing Plant-Based Options to Grills this Summer

Raised & Rooted brand, Tyson Foods’ brand of plant protein products, is expanding its offerings with three new products to meet the increased demand for plant-based protein options. The new plant-based burger patties, Bratwurst and Italian sausages, and ground are available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationally.

“Our products are plants made meatier, and deliver the same delicious flavors, in a better-for-you alternative,” said David Ervin, vice president of marketing, Raised & Rooted. “We are excited to...

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May 5 8:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Expand Arkansas Poultry Operation

Tyson Foods will invest $48 million as part of its commitment to accelerate the long-term growth of its poultry business and continued success of its Pine Bluff, Arkansas, poultry plant, company officials said. Nearly 70 jobs will be created by the project, which is expected to be complete by late 2021.

“The demand for convenient, high-quality chicken products continues to grow and we’re investing in projects that meet the needs of our customers and consumers,” said Donnie King, Chief Operating Officer and Group President, Poultry for Tyson Foods. “We’d like to thank the...

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Apr 23 8:57 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Extends On-Site Vaccinations to Employee Families, Households

Expanding on its successful vaccination efforts in communities across the country, Tyson Foods, Inc. will now be among the first to extend onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to family members of employees as well as others living in their homes. Vaccines will be available, per state and local guidelines, to these extended groups at all future Tyson Foods vaccination events.

The expanded benefit, believed to be one of the first of its kind, started recently at Tyson Foods vaccination events in Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia, where team members, as well as...

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Apr 22 8:30 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Joins Cattle Traceability Program

Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., is putting its support behind a cattle disease traceability program called U.S. CattleTrace.

This makes Tyson the first beef processor to invest in membership in the program, which was formed by multiple state cattlemen’s organizations to develop a national infrastructure for animal disease traceability in the U.S. cattle industry. The program is expected to assist animal health officials with an effective and quick disease response within the U.S. cattle herd in the event of a foreign animal disease occurring in the U.S., which is...

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Apr 22 8:29 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Invests $425 Million in New Tennessee Poultry Complex

Tyson Foods along with local, state and federal officials met Thursday to officially open the company’s new poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee. The $425 million project, which includes a processing plant, feed mill and hatchery, represents Tyson’s biggest investment in Tennessee and the single largest corporate investment ever in Gibson County.

“We’re pleased to add to the growth in Gibson County with the opening of our new 370,000 square foot processing facility,” said Dean Banks, President and CEO, Tyson Foods. “We appreciate the support of all those who played a role in making this facility possible—the local community, county, state and...

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Apr 9 8:39 AM, General News


Tyson Foods' Ball Park Introduces Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks

The weather is warming, sounds of the ballpark are back in swing, and there’s a new frank on the team. Introducing the new Ball Park® Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks, a summer flavor mashup in one frank that fans can enjoy at home.

A recent survey found hot dogs are the most-loved foods at stadiums and arenas, with nearly half of American adults indicating that hot dogs are among their favorite foods to eat when visiting a large sports or event space. The next-most popular foods at stadiums and arenas include nachos and popcorn.

With the new Fully Loaded Nacho Cheese Franks, consumers don’t have to choose between their favorites. Available starting this month, the franks are made with...

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Apr 8 8:19 AM, General News


Washington Man Pleads Guilty to $244 Million Ghost-Cattle Scam

A Washington man pleaded guilty to defrauding Tyson Foods Inc. (Tyson) and another company (Company 1) out of more than $244 million by charging them under various agreements for the purported costs of purchasing and feeding hundreds of thousands of cattle that did not actually exist.

According to court documents, Cody Allen Easterday, 49, of Mesa, used his company, Easterday Ranches Inc., to enter into a series of agreements with Tyson and Company 1 under which Easterday Ranches agreed to purchase and feed cattle on behalf of Tyson and Company 1. Per the agreements, Tyson and Company 1 would advance Easterday Ranches the costs of buying and raising the cattle. Once the cattle were slaughtered and sold at market price, Easterday Ranches would...

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Apr 5 8:27 AM, General News


A Look at the Role of Automation and A.I. in Protein Processing

A recent report from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) highlights why agribusiness companies should implement automation and artificial intelligence (AI) into their businesses as COVID-19, labor costs and other challenges impact the sector.

Authors from BCG, Decker Walker, head of agribusiness at Boston Consulting Group, Jonathan Van Wyck, member of the Industrial Goods practice at Boston Consulting Group, Helena Nannes, Project Leader and David Pérez, Stockholm make the case for an increase in digital operations.

The report notes labor costs, labor turnover, food loss and waste and workplace safety as reasons to implement more automation in agriculture..

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Mar 31 7:42 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Hold Employee Vaccination Event at Dakota City Beef Plant

Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its free, onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to team members working at its Dakota City, Nebraska, beef plant, the largest of its six U.S. beef operations. March 26, the company will hold a vaccination event to ensure the company’s more than 4,000 Dakota City employees have convenient access to the vaccine.

The vaccines are being provided in conjunction with the local health department. Food manufacturing workers are among the priority groups now eligible for vaccination in Nebraska.

“We’re pleased to offer our team members convenient access to the vaccine and are committed to a long-term strategy that ensures any team member...

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Mar 25 8:36 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Expanding Case-Ready Meat Production with South Carolina Plant

As part of its strategy to increase production of consumer ready products, Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its case-ready meats business by repurposing plant capacity in South Carolina.

The company plans to reopen an idle Tyson-owned facility in Columbia and convert it into a meat-cutting facility that will produce retail ready, portioned packages of sliced, fresh beef and pork, as well as ground beef, for grocery and club stores in the eastern U.S.

“We’re pleased to bring operations back to Columbia and are very grateful for the strong state and local support we’ve received for this project,” said Nate Hodne, senior vice president and general manager of the...

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Mar 18 8:15 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Plans 19 Employee Vaccination Events Across Arkansas

Tyson Foods, Inc. is expanding its free, onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to all team members in the state of Arkansas, where 20 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce is based. March 15 through April 2, the company will hold 19 vaccination events to ensure the company’s 24,000 Arkansas employees have convenient access to the vaccine.

The vaccines are being provided in conjunction with Matrix Medical, local health departments and other healthcare providers where food processing workers are among the priority groups now eligible for vaccination...

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Mar 16 8:44 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Vaccinate Thousands of Workers in Arkansas, Kansas and North Carolina

Tyson Foods, Inc. will offer free, onsite COVID-19 vaccinations this week to thousands of frontline team members in Arkansas, where 20 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce is based, as well as Kansas and North Carolina. The vaccines are being provided in conjunction with Matrix Medical and local health departments in each of the three states, where food processing workers are among the priority group now eligible for vaccination.

“We’ve been working with Matrix Medical and health department officials to prepare for this moment and we’re ready,” said Tom Brower, senior vice president of Health and Safety for Tyson Foods. “We’re pleased to offer our team members convenient access to the vaccine, and we appreciate state leaders recognizing...

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Mar 9 8:34 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Vaccinate Thousands of Iowa Workers

Tyson Foods, Inc. will offer free, onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of frontline team members at its Iowa plants this week. The vaccines are being provided in conjunction with local health departments across the state of Iowa, where food processing workers are among the priority group now eligible for vaccination.

“We’ve been working with Matrix Medical, Hy-Vee and health department officials across Iowa to prepare for this moment and we’re ready,” said Tom Brower, senior vice president of Health and Safety for Tyson Foods. “We’re pleased to offer our team members convenient access to the vaccine, and we appreciate the state of Iowa recognizing...

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Mar 3 8:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Accelerates Change to Operate at the Speed of the Market

Tyson Foods announced that the company is making organizational changes designed to improve operational agility, customer experience and speed of innovation to market, ensuring that all businesses are well-positioned to adapt to a dynamic environment.

“Consumer preferences are changing and evolving at a rapid pace,” said Dean Banks, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods. “We must accelerate our pace of change to not only meet but exceed our customers’ expectations while delivering...

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Feb 23 10:03 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Provides Additional Incentive for Frontline Workers to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Tyson Foods, Inc., is providing an additional incentive for frontline workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The company, which already offers free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations at its U.S. plants, consistent with prioritization regulations and as vaccine supplies become available, has announced it will also compensate workers for up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated outside of their normal shift or through an external source.

Several hundred Tyson Foods team members, mostly health service staff and workers over the age of 65, have already been vaccinated. The company expects about 1,000 frontline workers in...

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Feb 18 8:23 AM, General News


Shifting Trends See Global Food Giants Ramp Up Their Plant-based Offerings

The past few years have seen plant-based meat and dairy alternatives go from a niche product to a mainstream trend, and finally to a mainstay in the food industry. Now that the average consumer has had the opportunity to try plant-based alternatives, the market has spoken and plant-based foods are taking a much larger role in the food industry in 2021.

Plant-based offerings are being added to the lineups of the world's largest food producers, multinational restaurants and cafes, and to important segments like the infant nutrition space. It's clear that the largest players in the food industry like Tyson Foods, PepsiCo, Starbucks Corporation, and Yum! Brands, along with innovative plant-based foods companies like...

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Feb 17 8:26 AM, General News


Jimmy Dean Introduces New Breakfast Bites 

Jimmy Dean is introducing two new breakfast favorites in the form of warm, poppable bites. New Jimmy Dean Loaded Sausage Bites and Jimmy Dean Omelet Minis are made with premium, signature seasoned Jimmy Dean breakfast meats, real eggs and cheese and are served in a convenient single-serve cup, ready to enjoy in seconds at home or on-the-go.

"Breakfast habits continue to change as families navigate new routines," said Chris Olson, senior brand manager, Jimmy Dean brand. "At the start of 2020, people were cooking every meal at home, including breakfast. Over time, however, peoples' energy for making multiple fresh meals throughout the day has waned, with...

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Feb 17 8:25 AM, General News


Energy Technology Executive Elected to Tyson Foods Board of Directors

Maria Claudia Borras has been elected to the board of directors of Tyson Foods, the company announced.

Borras is executive vice president of Oilfield Services at BAKER HUGHES, an international energy technology company, where she leads the company’s largest business segment with more than 26,000 employees and operations in 120 countries. She has served in other executive and management roles at Baker Hughes and was also previously...

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Feb 15 8:28 AM, General News


Foodservice and Retail Get Creative for an Unprecedented Valentine’s Day 

While the pandemic has caused disruptions to gatherings and going out, there remains a special significance around Valentine’s Day. Consumers are committed to celebrating the holiday, even if traditional celebrations must be altered. According to the National Retail Federation, about 52% of adults plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, spending a total of $21.8 billon.

Nearly three-quarters of consumers celebrating the holiday this year feel it is important to do so given the current state of the pandemic. The virus is still a focus, with 74% indicating it will directly impact their plans for the holiday. About 24% of consumers plan to gift their loved one with an evening out, the lowest in...

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Feb 12 8:31 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Reports First Quarter 2021 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, reported the following results:

First Quarter Highlights

  • GAAP EPS of $1.28, down 7% from prior year; Adjusted EPS of $1.94, up 28% from prior year
  • GAAP operating income of $705 million, down...
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Feb 11 9:44 AM, General News


Tyson Foods and Malayan Flour Mills Berhad Announce Partnership

Tyson Foods and Malayan Flour Mills Berhad announced a partnership in which Tyson Foods will invest in the Malaysia-based company’s vertically integrated poultry business, which will add more supply flexibility for both companies. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of Malayan Flour Mills Berhad (MFM), amongst others.

“Once completed, the poultry deal will optimize our existing Malaysia business and expand MFM’s poultry business,” said Chris Langholz, International President of Tyson Foods. “This partnership will add...

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Feb 10 10:53 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Launch New Career Development Program for Frontline Workers

Tyson Foods, Inc. is launching Upward Pathways, an in-plant career development program that provides frontline team members with job skills training and workforce certifications at no cost.

The program will be piloted at ten of the company’s plant locations and is a partnership between Tyson, adult education providers and community colleges to establish a standardized promotional pathway for team members.

Classes are currently available to workers at the company’s...

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Feb 8 7:14 AM, General News


New Program Assesses, Verifies Effectiveness of Tyson Foods’ COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Efforts

Tyson Foods, Inc. is piloting a new MATRIX MEDICAL NETWORK® (Matrix) program that assesses, addresses, verifies and monitors the effectiveness of the company’s efforts to protect workers from COVID-19.

More than a dozen Tyson Foods plant locations, including some of the company’s largest facilities, are participating. Six have already received safety verification and seven more are in the process of being assessed.

The MATRIX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM was developed in collaboration with CLEVELAND CLINIC, one of the nation’s largest health systems, and is designed to help verify and monitor that...

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Feb 4 7:57 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


Tyson Foods Partners with Matrix to Ensure Employees have Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Tyson Foods is partnering with Matrix Medical Network, a leading clinical services company, to ensure the company’s U.S. team members are educated about and have access to the COVID-19 vaccines.

Matrix will collaborate with Tyson Foods’ health services team to deploy mobile health clinics and expert clinical staff to support vaccine communications, administration and counseling at Tyson Foods facilities beginning in early 2021 and continuing throughout the year. Tyson Foods will provide team members with...

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Jan 13 9:01 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Expanding Iconic Wright Brand Bacon Plant

Tyson Foods is investing $26 million to expand production at the iconic WRIGHT® BRAND BACON facility in Vernon, Texas. Scheduled for completion by March of 2021, the expansion is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the total employment at the plant to more than 800.

“This project is great news for our plant, our community and our customers,” said Dane Bonfy, manager of the Wright Brand plant. “We love the Vernon community and look forward to growing our team with the additional positions and meeting the growing demand for our products.”

Hiring for these and other positions starts...

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Jan 12 8:21 AM, General News


Jimmy Dean Breakfast Offerings Expand with Introduction of Plant-Based Patty Sandwiches

Jimmy Dean brand, part of the Tyson Foods portfolio of brands, is meeting the growing demand for meat alternative options with the launch of two new sandwiches featuring a plant-based patty: Jimmy Dean Plant-Based Patty, Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwich and Jimmy Dean Delights Plant-Based Patty & Frittata Sandwich.

A Breakfast Revolution

Demand for plant-based food options has grown exponentially with retail sales up 148 percent more than last year amid the on-set of COVID-19 in mid-March. By the end of 2020, a majority of Americans reported...

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Jan 7 8:24 AM, Urner Barry


Megan Britt to Lead Investor Relations for Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. has named Megan Britt as the company’s new Vice President of Investor Relations.

Britt will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of investor relations, including shareholder communications, financial media relations and internet and intranet investor content. She begins her new role on January 4 and will report to Chief Financial Officer Stewart Glendinning.

Britt has almost 15 years of experience in roles in finance, including...

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Dec 24 8:20 AM, General News


Tyson Fresh Meats Temporarily Idles Pork Plant Following Operations Malfunction

Tyson Fresh Meats is temporarily idling production at its Columbus Junction, Iowa, pork plant due to a mechanical malfunction in the refrigeration system Tuesday evening. No one was hurt; however, company officials currently believe plant operations could be down for a few days as the team evaluates and mobilizes repairs. It remains too early to provide a definitive timeline for resuming production.

“We’re grateful to the plant management for quickly and efficiently evacuating team members from the building and keeping them...

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Dec 17 8:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Completes Waterloo Investigation

An independent investigation into wagering allegations at Tyson Foods’ pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa, has led to the termination of seven plant management employees.

“We value our people and expect everyone on the team, especially our leaders, to operate with integrity and care in everything we do,” said Tyson Foods President & CEO Dean Banks. “The behaviors exhibited by...

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Dec 17 8:22 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Names Dr. Claudia Coplein As Its First Chief Medical Officer

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Coplein to the newly-created role of Chief Medical Officer. Coplein is a physician executive who brings more than 20 years of healthcare experience to the company after holding leadership roles in the insurance, global manufacturing, healthcare and technology fields. Her immediate focus will be assisting the company’s efforts to protect team members during the Covid-19 pandemic, while also working to expand and promote a culture of health, safety and wellness at Tyson...

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Dec 11 7:53 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Goes on Offense Against New Waves of COVID-19 with Safety Measures, Testing

Tyson Foods, Inc. reports it is preparing to fight new waves of the coronavirus as it takes comprehensive protective steps, including the strategic testing of workers without symptoms.

The company has invested $540 million to transform its U.S. facilities with protective measures, from walk-through temperature scanners and workstation dividers to social distance monitors and always-on testing, as well as provide additional team member pay and benefits. It is also working with...

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Dec 8 8:18 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Issues Statement on Waterloo Lawsuit Allegations

Tyson Foods, Inc. issued the following statement from Tyson Foods President & CEO Dean Banks in response to allegations made in an amended lawsuit involving the company’s pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa:

“We are extremely upset about the accusations involving some of the leadership at our Waterloo plant. Tyson Foods is a family company with 139,000 team members and these allegations do not represent who we are, or our Core Values and Team Behaviors. We expect every team member at Tyson Foods to operate with...

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Nov 20 8:36 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


Tyson Foods Announces Global Forest Protection Standard

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced a Forest Protection Standard focused on reducing deforestation risk in its global supply chain of four commodities – cattle and beef; soy; palm oil; and pulp, paper and packaging.

Earlier this year, Tyson Foods partnered with Proforest to conduct a deforestation risk assessment. The assessment concluded that nearly 94 percent of the company’s land footprint is at no to low risk of being associated with deforestation. To proactively address the remaining six percent that was found to be...

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Nov 13 8:29 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Announces Plans for Additional Production Facilities for Its International Business

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced plans to build new production facilities in China and Thailand, and expand its facility in the Netherlands. The latest expansions, adding over 100,000 metric tons of fully cooked poultry capacity, build on the company’s global growth strategy to become the leader in protein by serving emerging markets and strategic customers.

“Global population and income growth will continue to drive an increased need for protein,” said Dean Banks, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “These investments allow us to increase our in-country operations and global export capabilities, helping us bring more safe, high-quality protein for...

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Nov 10 10:10 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Expands Raised & Rooted Brand to Europe

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced the European launch of its plant-based protein brand, Raised & Rooted. This is the first expansion of the Raised & Rooted brand outside the U.S., in the brand’s pursuit to be the most loved alternative protein brand in the world.

“We’re thrilled to be launching Raised & Rooted in Europe, where there is a growing number of consumers who are adopting flexible diets,” said Brett Van de Bovenkamp, president of Tyson Foods Europe. “Our unique capabilities in R&D and innovation, combined with our international footprint and infrastructure makes us..."

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Nov 9 8:17 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Pilots New Technology to Improve Trucking Safety via Enhanced Driver Vision

Tyson Foods is testing a new technology to improve safety for its truck drivers. The Stoneridge MirrorEye Camera Monitor System (CMS) replaces traditional rear and side-view mirrors with integrated external mounted cameras and interior mounted monitors to help give drivers a more complete view of the road and the truck’s surroundings, including common blind spots.

The health and safety of Tyson team members is the company’s top priority and this project is part of more than $500 million the company has invested in technology and automation over the past three years.

Tyson, which operates one of the nation’s largest refrigerated trucking fleets, has been working with Stoneridge, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic vehicle systems, to develop...

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Oct 30 8:24 AM, General News


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




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