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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


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 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


Tyson Foods Poultry Plants Win 2020 Clean Water Awards

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) awarded the 2020 CLEAN WATER AWARD to Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) facilities in New Holland, Pennsylvania, and Robards, Kentucky. The annual award recognizes poultry facilities that go above and beyond in sustainable wastewater treatment and water reuse. 

“We’re committed to delivering sustainable food to a growing world,” said Dean Banks, president and incoming CEO of Tyson Foods. “Fulfilling this mission requires protecting and respecting natural resources, including the land and water that we depend on to operate..."

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Sep 23 9:04 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Verify Sustainable Cattle Production Practices at Scale

Tyson Foods announced its work to verify sustainable beef production practices on more than 5 million acres of cattle grazing land in the U.S. This would be the largest known beef transparency program in the U.S., and part of Tyson Foods’ focus on sustainably feeding the world while taking care of people, the planet and animals.

Working with Where Food Comes From, the largest provider of certification and verification services to the food industry, Tyson Foods will source cattle from BeefCARE™ verified beef producers who are committed to raising cattle using...

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Sep 10 8:48 AM, General News


Accident Kills Tyson Foods Worker at Georgia Plant 

A Tyson Foods worker at a poultry processing plant in Vienna, Georgia, died in an industrial accident. The accident occurred at a loading dock and the 58-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tyson Foods released a statement that read, “We're investigating the tragic death of a maintenance team member at our Vienna poultry plant. We've notified local authorities as well as OSHA about the accident but...

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Sep 9 8:17 AM, General News


Donnie King Named President of Tyson Foods’ Poultry Business

Donnie King has been named president of Tyson Foods’ poultry business, effective September 3, 2020, the company announced.

King has over 35 years of experience working in the poultry business, both domestically and globally. He will once again lead the company’s chicken unit, guiding and mentoring members of its leadership team, including Chad Martin, who will take on the new role of chief operating officer of poultry.

“Donnie is a recognized leader who will work with the team to accelerate our strategic growth plans for the chicken segment,” said Dean Banks, president and incoming CEO of Tyson Foods. “We are confident that his knowledge and experience will...

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Sep 4 8:31 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Pilot Clinics to Promote Culture of Health

As part of efforts to boost the overall health and wellness of its workforce, Tyson Foods, Inc. is partnering with Marathon Health to pilot seven health clinics near company production facilities. The clinics will give Tyson team members and their families easier access to high-quality healthcare and, in most cases, at no cost.

The clinics, which will be operated by Marathon Health, will provide primary and preventive care, including health screenings, lifestyle coaching and health education, as well as behavioral health counseling. They will also collaborate with plant community health providers, including...

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Sep 3 8:31 AM, General News


Jimmy Dean to Launch New Breakfast Products this Fall 

Jimmy Dean, is bringing two new products to tables, counter tops and desks to enjoy this fall. Jimmy Dean Casserole Bites and Jimmy Dean Delights Breakfast Wraps will join the brand’s product portfolio, delivering new warm and satisfying breakfast options, no matter the morning routine.

“Breakfast plays a comforting role in people’s lives and daily routines, especially as many of us continue to navigate...

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Aug 26 8:18 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Tyson Foods, Inc. today reported the following results:

First Nine Months Highlights

  • GAAP EPS of $3.96, down 12% from prior year; Adjusted EPS of $3.83, down 10% from prior year
  • GAAP operating income of $2,102 million; Adjusted operating income of $2,155 million
  • Total Company GAAP operating margin of 6.6% and Adjusted operating margin of 6.8%
  • Generated $2.7 billion of...
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Aug 3 8:31 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Names Dean Banks to Succeed Noel White as Chief Executive Officer

Tyson Foods, Inc. today announced that Dean Banks will succeed Noel White as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), while maintaining the role of President, effective October 3, 2020. White, who led Tyson through a period of unprecedented volatility and uncertainty when he assumed the CEO role in 2018, will remain with Tyson in a new role as Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors.

“The board and I are truly excited about the breadth and depth of capabilities of Dean and the entire executive leadership team, and we look forward to the energy and vision they will bring in leading Tyson Foods into the future,” said John Tyson, Chairman of the Board of Tyson Foods. “It’s clear to the board that Dean’s impressive background in entrepreneurship, technology, and...

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Aug 3 8:20 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Launches New, Nationwide COVID Monitoring Strategy; Expands Health Staff

As part of its commitment to team member safety and continually evolving efforts to protect workers from COVID-19, Tyson Foods, Inc. is launching a new, industry-leading monitoring program and expanding its occupational health staff, including a new chief medical officer position.

The comprehensive COVID monitoring strategy was designed with the assistance of outside medical experts and includes ongoing, data driven COVID testing of workers without symptoms, as well as those who exhibit certain symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has the virus.

“While the protective measures we’ve implemented in our facilities are working well, we remain vigilant about...

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Jul 31 8:20 AM, General News


Animal Welfare Audits Across Tyson Foods’ Poultry Business are Now Certified

Tyson Foods announced it is the first company to receive audit certification for all poultry across its supply chain after its FarmCheck Animal Welfare Program completed the certification of company-wide poultry audits from the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO).

PAACO recently certified FarmCheck audits for both breeders and turkeys, bringing the company’s total certified poultry audits to three, following broiler chicken certification by PAACO in 2019.

The FarmCheck program is a third-party animal welfare auditing program that ensures livestock and poultry suppliers for Tyson Foods are evaluated and monitored for important animal welfare criteria including...

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Jul 13 8:20 AM, General News


Fire at Tyson Foods Plant, Some Injuries Reported 

According to the Nashville Fire Department, a fire broke out at a Tyson Foods chicken plant in Nashville, Arkansas, located in Howard County. Firefighters arrived just after 2 a.m., where they found a fire located in a building separate from the main processing plant. Local reports claim that the employees were at the plant when the fire started, and two employees were injured and are receiving medical attention.

Worth Sparkman, a spokesperson for Tyson Foods, stated that company officials and firefighters are determining the cause of the fire, and operations at the plant on July 9 are limited to harvesting and deboning with further processing at the plant temporarily suspended as the investigation continues.

“Unfortunately, two of our team members have been injured and are receiving medical attention. We appreciate the quick response of...

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Jul 10 9:03 AM, Urner Barry


Tyson Foods Names Johanna Söderström Chief Human Resources Officer

Tyson Foods, Inc. named Johanna Söderström as Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 6, 2020. Söderström will report to Chief Executive Officer Noel White and will lead all aspects of the company’s global people strategy to enable its overall growth, innovation and transformation agenda. Söderström also will focus on continuing to build the company’s culture, talent and capabilities for the future. She succeeds Mary Oleksiuk, who is retiring after a 35-year career.

Söderström, who will join the Enterprise Leadership Team at Tyson Foods, brings more than two decades of experience in global people solutions, employee engagement and talent development to her new role. She most recently served as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at The Dow Chemical Company and oversaw the company’s cultural and organizational transformation through the DowDuPont merger and...

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Jun 25 8:22 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Appoints Dan Turton As Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs

Tyson Foods, Inc. named Dan Turton as Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, effective June 29, 2020. Turton will be based in Washington, D.C. and will lead the worldwide government relations activities for the Company. He will report to Amy Tu, Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

“Dan is well-respected across the political spectrum,” Tu said. “He brings nearly three decades of experience in government affairs and public policy to this role, including time spent working in corporate and government positions on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and with General Motors. I am confident that he will...

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Jun 19 8:58 AM, General News


Tyson Foods, Inc. Releases Results From Covid-19 Testing At Berry Street Facility In Springdale, AR

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today the results of facility-wide testing for COVID-19 at its Berry Street poultry facility in Springdale, Arkansas. 

Of the 1,102 team members who work at the facility and were tested onsite from June 4 to June 6, 199 tested positive, only one of whom showed symptoms. The other 198 individuals who tested positive did not show any symptoms and otherwise would not have been identified. 

This is in addition to 48 positive cases identified at Berry Street by the Department of Health or when seeking care through their own health care providers...

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Jun 15 11:34 AM, General News


Tyson Foods’ Statement on Department of Justice Indictment in Broiler Chicken Investigation

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) issued the following statement today regarding the June 2, 2020, indictment by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) charging multiple executives of other companies in the broiler chicken industry with conspiring to restrain trade.

“Tyson Foods is committed to competing vigorously, honestly and in compliance with the letter and the spirit of the antitrust laws and respects the important role that the Department of Justice plays in enforcing these laws...

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Jun 11 8:41 AM, General News


COVID-19 Impact on Alternative Protein Industry

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic is re-shaping everything from the global economies to product categories, pricing, and stock availability to consumer behavior.

The pandemic has also placed the spotlight on meat supply and food security globally. The spotlight on meat supply has been evident in both developed and emerging markets amidst disruptions to supply chains and panic buying and stockpiling, following announcements of lockdowns and social distancing measures...

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Jun 5 8:09 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Publishes 2019 Sustainability Report 

Tyson Foods, Inc. published its 2019 Sustainability Report, “Grow – Deliver - Sustain”, outlining progress toward its sustainability goals and announcing key achievements in five focus areas: Food, Animal Welfare, Environment, Workplace, and Communities. The goal of Tyson Foods' sustainability initiative is to ensure the company produces safe, nutritious food for the global population and makes a positive impact on the world.

Tyson Foods’ commitments to help build a more safe, environmentally sound and sustainable food system represent a key element of the company's broader vision to raise the world's expectations for how much good food can do. Its strategy for sustainably feeding the world with the fastest-growing protein brands focuses on growing its business by delivering superior value to consumers and...

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May 29 8:20 AM, General News


Former FedEx Executive Appointed to Tyson Foods Board of Directors

David J. Bronczek, 65, has been appointed to the board of directors of Tyson Foods, company officials announced. 

Bronczek is the recently retired president and chief operating officer of FedEx Corporation, the global logistics and transportation company. He was part of FedEx for more than 40 years, starting as a courier and progressing into the company’s management ranks. His roles included leading FedEx Express in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and later serving for 17 years as president and CEO of FedEx Express.

A native of Ohio and graduate of Kent State University, Bronczek also has experience as an independent public company director, previously serving on the board of International Paper. He also previously served as...

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May 27 8:15 AM, General News


Tyson Fresh Meats to Resume Waterloo, Iowa Operations

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. announced it will resume limited production at its Waterloo, Iowa facility on Thursday, May 7. Team members have been invited to tour the facility Wednesday to view the enhanced safety precautions and protective social distancing measures installed throughout the plant.

The reopening of the facility follows a tour of the plant by Black Hawk County health officials, Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart, Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson, UFCW Local 431 President Bob Waters and other local business leaders and a subsequent joint company and...

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May 6 8:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods to Resume Operations in Pasco, Washington 

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., will resume limited production at its Pasco, Washington, beef facility. The facility temporarily idled operations on April 23 to test its team members for COVID-19.

Team members were asked to self-isolate until their results returned. The company worked with local health officials to verify test results, which were communicated to team members. Team members who tested positive will only return to work once they have met the criteria outlined by the CDC for...

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May 6 8:16 AM, General News




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