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Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Assets from Tyson Foods, Inc

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a broiler processing plant, hatchery and feed mill in Dexter, Missouri, that were closed by Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) (“Tyson”) in 2023. The Company plans to remodel and repurpose the assets for use in shell egg and egg products production.

Sherman Miller, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc...

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Mar 15 9:31 AM, Urner Barry



Tyson Officially Opens New Bacon Production Facility in Kentucky

It's official—Tyson Foods, Inc. has formally announced the opening of its new 400,000-square-foot production facility located in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

According to the company, the plant will support a significant expansion of its bacon production capabilities and is expected to produce two million pounds per week of Jimmy Dean® and Wright® Brand bacon for retail and foodservice. 

The new facility will create about 450 jobs in southcentral Kentucky, which Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear celebrated.

“The grand opening of Tyson Foods’ cutting-edge facility marks...

 

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Jan 26 7:35 AM, UB Newswires


Tyson Foods Opens Innovative New Fully-Cooked Food Production Plant in Virginia to Drive Business 

Tyson Foods has officially opened a new $300 million fully-cooked food production facility in Danville, Virginia, delivering on its strategy of accelerating long-term growth, operating as efficiently as possible and investing in its poultry business. It is one of the company’s most-automated plants to date, marking the deployment of innovation pilots and prototypes at scale.

The 325,000-square-foot facility represents a significant investment in the local community and will produce approximately four million pounds of premium quality, fully-cooked poultry...

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Nov 29 10:29 AM, Urner Barry


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


Tyson and Protix Plan US Insect Protein Facility JV

Tyson Foods has entered a joint venture with Netherlands-based insect protein company Protix to build an insect ingredient facility in the continental United States.

The companies claim that upon completion, it will be the first at-scale facility of its kind to upcycle food manufacturing byproducts into insect proteins and lipids for use in the pet food, aquaculture, and livestock industries. The facility will include an enclosed system for breeding, incubating, and hatching of insect larvae. Protix currently produces and processes 14,000 tonnes LLE annually at its Netherlands facility...

 

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Oct 19 8:00 AM, FeedInfo


Pumpkins and Bats and Ghosts, Oh My! Tyson® Brand's Halloween-Shaped Nuggets Hit Shelves 

By popular demand, the beloved chicken brand is giving fans a spell-binding treat this fall with the return of its Spooky Nuggets

The chicken nuggets that bewitched everyone last year are making a spooktacular comeback. Tyson® brand has announced the highly anticipated return of its Halloween-inspired nuggets following the overwhelming demand from last fall’s limited-run consumer giveaway.

Made with 100% white meat chicken, these nuggets are an excellent source of protein and available for purchase for the first time in select...

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Oct 6 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Combines Prepared Foods and Growth Team to Drive Value of World Class-Brands

Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) recently announced it will combine its Prepared Foods business unit with the company’s Growth organization. Melanie Boulden has been named Group President of Prepared Foods, an expansion of her current role as Chief Growth Officer at Tyson Foods. This approach will directly support the company’s vision and strategy focused on value creation, continued growth and the customer and consumer experience. Boulden will now oversee Tyson Foods’ broad retail, foodservice and ecommerce portfolio which includes the company’s beloved brands such as...

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Sep 26 7:58 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


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


Tyson Foods Completes Acquisition of Williams Sausage Company

Today, Tyson Foods, Inc. completed the previously announced acquisition of Williams Sausage Company, Inc. of Union City, Tenn., furthering the company’s strategy to increase its capacity and product portfolio. To ensure the continuity of business operations, Emily Billingsley, Roger Williams’ daughter, will be responsible for the company’s operations.

“This acquisition aligns with our strategy to win with customers, augments our manufacturing capabilities, and expands our product portfolio,” said Stewart Glendinning, group president, Prepared Foods for Tyson Foods. “Williams Sausage Company brings real strengths in its brand, facilities, and direct store delivery network...

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May 23 8:11 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Aims to Resume Slaughtering Pigs in Mid May at Nebraska Plant

Tyson Foods Inc plans to resume slaughtering pigs in mid-May at a Madison, Nebraska, pork plant damaged by fire two weeks ago, the meatpacker said on Tuesday.

The extended halt to slaughtering comes as weak consumer demand for pork and low prices are squeezing margins for meatpackers and hurting hog farmers.

Tyson is continuing to divert hogs to other pork plants that would normally be slaughtered in Madison since the April 23 fire, spokesperson Liz Croston said. The Madison plant is doing limited...

 

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May 10 9:30 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Shares Shed Nearly 16% Following Q2 Loss

U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday and are lower so far Tuesday as traders continue to digest the recent developments from major corporations including Tyson Foods and S&P 500 company Catalent, Inc. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.2% lower yesterday while the S&P 500 was fractionally higher. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.08% on Monday but has since turned weaker in early trading action Tuesday. The indices rounded out last week with gains following the latest U.S. jobs data, which showed 253,000 jobs added in April.

Shares of Catalent, Inc. lost over... 

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May 9 7:14 AM, UB Newswires


NW Natural Begins Producing RNG at Second Tyson Foods Facility

NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Company, and BioCarbN, a developer and operator of environmental infrastructure projects, began production at a second renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, as part of an innovative project partnership with Tyson Foods.

The facility is located in Dakota City, Nebraska, with NW Natural investing approximately $12 million to convert methane captured from the facility’s operations into RNG to heat homes and businesses. The first project began at Tyson’s Lexington, Nebraska operations in January 2022...

 

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May 4 9:30 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods to Eliminate 10 % of Corporate Jobs 

Tyson Foods Inc will eliminate about 10% of corporate jobs and 15% of senior leadership roles, Chief Executive Donnie King told employees on Wednesday. The layoffs are the latest cost-cutting move for the biggest U.S. meat company by sales as it grapples with declining profits and struggles to improve results in its iconic chicken business. Discussions with most affected employees are slated to take place this week, King said in a memo to employees seen by Reuters.

"We will drive efficiency by focusing on fewer initiatives with greater intensity...

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Apr 27 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson’s NE Pork Processing Plant Remains Dark Indefinitely After Fire

Tyson's Madison, Nebraska pork processing plant remains dark following a fire at the facility over the weekend. 

The facility has an estimated daily slaughter capacity of around 8,000 to 9,000 head and was down yesterday. USDA estimated Monday’s hog slaughter at 469,000 head.

A reopening date for the facility has not yet been announced. Some industry sources expect the plant to be offline for the remainder of the week and possibly into next, depending on how long repairs will take.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Two workers were said to be injured, based on local media reports...

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Apr 25 10:07 AM, UB Newswires







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