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Pasture Raised Foods LLC Recalls Raw Whole Poultry Products 

Pasture Raised Foods, LLC, doing business as Greener Pastures Chicken, a grower/non-inspected processor located in Elgin, Texas, is recalling an undetermined amount of frozen raw whole poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen raw whole poultry items were produced from Nov. 29, 2018 through May 24, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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Jun 13 9:08 AM, General News



Perdue Foods Launches Chicken Plus Products 

Plant-based food may be one of the hottest trends in grocery today, but for parents trying to get their kids to eat their vegetables the struggle is still real. To help flexitarian families who are hungry for new ways to fill the vegetable void without sacrificing flavor or nutrition, Perdue is introducing first-of-its-kind nationally distributed new PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS™ Nuggets, Tenders and Patties blended with vegetables.

Perdue’s latest innovation PERDUE® CHICKEN PLUS™ blends cauliflower, chickpeas and plant protein to create the next generation of frozen chicken nuggets, tenders and patties, and each serving is complete with one-quarter cup (half a serving of vegetables) and is made with 100 percent all-natural ingredients and no antibiotics ever white meat chicken...

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Jun 12 9:03 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Inc Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Fritter Products 

Tyson Foods, Inc., a New Holland, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 190,757 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken fritter products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen ready-to-eat chicken fritter items were produced on February 28, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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Jun 10 8:39 AM, General News


New Survey Examines Consumers’ Understanding of the Environmental Impact of Chicken Production

Further delivering on its commitment to transparency, the National Chicken Council (NCC) today unveiled the findings of its new nationwide survey about how deeply consumers understand sustainable food practices as it relates to broiler chicken production, an industry that maintains one of the lowest environmental footprints in animal agriculture. NCC announced the new survey as the Sustainable Brands ’19 Conference kicks off today in Detroit.

According to survey results, knowledge of the environmental impact of chicken among consumers is low. Only half of survey participants (51%) are moderately knowledgeable about chicken’s impact on the environment, while three-quarters (71%) are moderately knowledgeable about how chicken is produced. While most are familiar with topics related to...

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Jun 5 8:23 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Completes Acquisition of Thai and European Businesses from BRF S.A.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today the successful completion of the acquisition of the Thai and European businesses from BRF S.A. The purchase includes four production facilities in Thailand, and one each in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. These businesses build on the company’s growth strategy to expand offerings of value-added protein in global markets.

“The addition of this experienced and talented team combined with these businesses strengthens our capabilities and increases our reach to new markets. I’m glad to welcome them to the Tyson Foods family,” said Noel White, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “We’re now strategically aligned to better serve customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, building on our global strategy.”

It’s estimated that approximately 90 percent of global protein consumption growth will occur outside the United States, with 60 percent of the volume growth coming from...

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Jun 4 9:51 AM, General News


Technavio: Global Poultry Market Projected to Grow 

The global poultry meat market is expected to post a CAGR of about 4% during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.

A key factor driving the growth of the global poultry meat market is the increasing import and export of poultry meat. Various countries have increased the import of chicken meat in recent years. For instance, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, China, and Iraq were some of the key importers of chicken meat during 2018. In addition, there has been a significant increase in the import of chicken meat from emerging economies including Philippines owing to the rising demand for chicken meat among the consumers. Therefore, the rising export of chicken meat from...

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Jun 4 8:27 AM, General News


Perdue Foods LLC Recalls Perdue Simply Smart Organics Poultry Products

Perdue Foods LLC., a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of bone material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The fully cooked chicken products were produced on March 21, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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Jun 3 9:25 AM, General News


Los Hernandez Tamales, LLC Recalls Chicken and Pork Products

Los Hernandez, LLC., a Moxee, Wash. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,090 pounds of chicken and pork tamales that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The tamale products were produced from Dec. 3, 2018 through Feb. 7, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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Jun 3 9:14 AM, General News


Butterball Launches New Flavor In Premium Deli Portfolio

In 2018, Butterball launched its premium deli portfolio, featuring specialty and seasoned items with category-driving flavors that were selected specifically for the premium set. This year, Butterball is adding to this premium line with its new flavor option, Herb Roasted Thanksgiving Style Turkey Breast, to build on the Thanksgiving flavor Butterball is most recognized for. Joining Butterball’s signature Thanksgiving Style Roasted Turkey Breast product, the Herb Roasted Thanksgiving Style item will deliver a unique and complimentary flavor profile to any deli case. Oven roasted with a topical herb seasoning, this product allows consumers to enjoy the savory flavor combination of holiday stuffing and oven roasted turkey year-round.

Each of the following deli turkey and chicken items provide consumers with a premium eating experience and wholesome ingredients...

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May 31 2:19 PM, General News


Sanderson Farms Inc Reports Results for Second Quarter of Fiscal 2019

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today reported results for its second fiscal quarter and six months ended April 30, 2019.

Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2019 were $845.2 million compared with $813.5 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, net income was $40.6 million, or $1.83 per share, compared with net income of $41.9 million, or $1.84 per share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net sales for the first six months of fiscal 2019 were $1,588.6 million compared with $1,585.4 million for the same period of fiscal 2018. Net income for the first half of the fiscal year totaled $22.8 million, or $1.03 per share, compared with net income of $93.2 million, or $4.08 per share, for the first six months of fiscal 2018...

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May 30 9:03 AM, General News


Perdue Responds to UGA Study on USMCA

The University of Georgia recently published a study claiming the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable and fruit growers revenue and jobs. The sensational assertions are flat wrong. As a proud UGA alumnus, I’m here to tell you USMCA is good for Georgia’s farmers and all American agriculture.

Chapter by chapter, verse by verse, USMCA improves virtually every component of NAFTA and Georgia’s agriculture industry stands to gain significantly. It’s important to note we didn’t get all the improvements we wanted for seasonal fruits and vegetables. While we were hopeful we could make progress in the renewed NAFTA, USMCA isn’t a step backward. The UGA study assumed we lost ground, but the facts are it wasn’t ground we had to begin with. Since the inception of NAFTA more than 20 years ago, agricultural trade between our three countries has...

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May 29 10:04 AM, General News


ANALYSIS: ASF Update; Changing Global Protein Flows

At the time of this report, African Swine Fever continues to spread generally unchecked through China and has more recently expanded to the neighboring nations of Hong Kong, Vietnam and Cambodia, in addition to the revelation that North Korea has been dealing with it since at least February. The lastest official numbers from China admit a 20.8% drop in the April hog herd vs last year and sow losses of 22.3% year over year. As China is notoriously selective with the amount and accuracy of data that they provide the world, this situation could be...

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May 28 10:05 AM, Urner Barry


Sikorski Sausages Co Ltd Recalls Meat and Poultry Sausage Products 

Sikorski Sausages Co., Ltd., a London, Ontario, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 74 pounds of various imported meat and poultry sausage products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United Sates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The various ready-to-eat meat and poultry sausage items were imported on May 14, 2019. This spreadsheet contains a list of the products subject to the recall.

The products subject to recall bear Canadian establishment number...

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May 28 9:07 AM, General News


Blount Fine Foods Recalls Soup with Chicken Products

Blount Fine Foods, a McKinney, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 6,690 pounds of soup with chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat chicken tortilla soup items were produced on April 26, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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May 28 9:03 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: The Memorial Day Rundown

It’s finally here, the unofficial start to summer and the very official start to the grilling season. In the week leading up to Memorial Day weekend, the beef category claims the top spot for protein feature volume at 27 percent, followed by seafood at just under 26 percent.

Chicken managed to knock out pork for the number three spot with 22.5 percent of ad space, leaving pork with 18 percent. Cheaper grilling items like thighs and drumsticks helped boost chicken featuring volume this week. Meanwhile, the beef segment presents the ultimate showdown between ground beef and steak. In the pork complex, we see an increase in pork chop featuring, up nearly 8 percent week over week.

Taking a closer look at the beef complex, Urner Barry’s weekly retail beef index is right on par with the 3-year average at $5.85 per pound. This is down from the previous week’s index of $6.47 per pound. Ground beef features are modestly lower year over year at an average...

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May 24 8:35 AM, UB Newswires


Restaurant Food Costs: What does ASF Mean for Protein Prices in the US?

Rabobank expects food costs in the US to increase in the second half of the year, as protein prices are impacted by stronger export demand following the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. Pork and chicken prices will be the most impacted. Beef will be the last to see increases materialize, but QSR patty prices are expected to be the most vulnerable component. If a trade agreement with China were to be brokered, price increases would be faster and steeper.

Restaurants Should Expect Rising Protein Prices

For the past two years, restaurants have been favored by a relatively benign food cost environment, which helped compensate for rising costs in other areas (labor, real estate). We expect this situation to change (for proteins) towards the second half of the year and...

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May 22 9:12 AM, General News


Caito Foods LLC Recalls Salads with Chicken Products 

Caito Foods LLC., an Indianapolis, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,767 pounds of salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The ready-to-eat salads with chicken items were produced on May 12 through May 15, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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May 20 8:59 AM, General News


Which Rules the Roost When it Comes to Restaurant Orders: Burgers or Chicken Sandwiches?

Burgers have been a top item ordered at U.S. restaurants for decades but chicken sandwiches have come on strong over the last several years. There are more chicken sandwich restaurant concepts and chicken sandwiches are appearing on more menus. So have burgers been knocked off their perch by chicken sandwiches? “No,” says The NPD Group, which daily tracks U.S. consumers use of restaurants and other foodservice outlets. Burgers still rule the roost and are the top sandwich ordered overall.

By the numbers, the average number of times a customer purchased a burger at a restaurant over the 12-month period ending February 2019 was 14.7 times and the customer purchase frequency of chicken sandwiches was 8.7, according to NPD’s receipt harvesting service, Checkout, which tracks...

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May 16 8:22 AM, General News


Taylor Farms Texas Inc Recalls Salad with Chicken Products 

Taylor Farms Texas Inc., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,079 pounds of Caesar salad with chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The ready-to-eat Caesar salad with chicken item was produced on May 8, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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May 14 8:18 AM, General News


HelloFresh Elevates the At-Home Dinner Experience with the Launch of New Premium Menu Items

HelloFresh SE (HFG), the leader in delivering delicious ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes to households worldwide, today announced the launch of two new premium menu offerings: Craft Burgers and Taste Tours. Beginning today, customers can select from an alternating menu of Craft Burgers and Taste Tours dishes that are designed to elevate the at-home cooking experience by bringing everything needed to create fully-loaded burgers and flavorful global cuisines right to your doorstep.

Upping the ante on HelloFresh’s beloved burger offerings, the new Craft Burgers bring a gastropub experience to the kitchen table with loads of gourmet toppings like truffle, bacon, and caprese-style. For home cooks who love global cuisine like dim sum and paella, the new Taste Tours dishes take customers on...

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May 13 12:08 PM, General News


May 10 8:52 AM, Urner Barry Video

This month kicks of the summer grilling season;
Evan Addis gives us the latest chicken analysis;
Sponsored by Urner Barry's Prospector
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This Week in Retail: Grocery Outlook for May—Beef, Chicken Steal the Show

It’s finally here—the month that unofficially kicks off the summer grilling season and features several retail buying occasions to boost spending.

May brings about warmer weather conducive to grilling activities, along with graduation parties, Mother’s Day and, of course, the big kahuna—Memorial Day. Healthy demand on the wholesale side has already been evident for some time as packers and processors prepare for retail and foodservice needs.

Mother’s Day is well known to be a foodservice holiday, but increasingly, the grocery segment has managed to compete with foodservice through convenience offerings like prepared foods, meal kits, catering, and deli. And, with the cost of food away from home growing at a faster rate than that of... 

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May 10 8:35 AM, UB Newswires


Santa Fe Importers, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Products

Santa Fe Importers, Inc., a Long Beach, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,589 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken meatball products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the products label.

The frozen, RTE chicken Thai-style meatballs were produced and packaged on April 24, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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May 8 8:24 AM, General News


Kroger and Home Chef Launch Pilot for Three New Retail Meal Solutions

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Home Chef announced today a pilot to enhance its existing selection of meal kits sold in more than 900 Kroger Family of Stores across the country with three new options.

  • Home Chef Oven-Ready meals feature fresh, ready-to-cook ingredients packed in an oven-safe tin to make both meal preparation and clean-up quick and effortless.
  • Home Chef Heat & Eat meals are delicious, fully-cooked, ready-to-heat meals, proteins and sides that can be prepared in as little as five minutes.
  • Home Chef Lunch Kits include salads, grain bowls, sandwiches and more with fully cooked proteins and can be prepared easily...
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May 8 8:21 AM, General News


May 7 9:34 AM, Urner Barry Video

The National Retail Federation has issued a response to raise tariffs;
Frozen ready meals market expected to grow;
Sponsored by The Meat Buyer's Guide Online
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Tyson says Hog Disease Impact to Linger for Years

Global meat prices are poised to rise after China culled tens of millions of hogs to contain a fast-spreading swine disease, the chief executive of Tyson Foods Inc. said.

The top U.S. meat processing company already is paying higher prices for U.S. hogs and other meat as Chinese buyers crank up purchases, Tyson executives said Monday. In the months ahead, Tyson anticipates higher meat costs for consumers, as well as stronger profits in its own pork, beef and chicken-processing operations.

Noel White, CEO of the Arkansas-based company, said the potential impact of the past year's African swine fever outbreaks was unprecedented, and could lower global meat supplies by 5% at a time when protein consumption is on the rise world-wide...

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May 6 3:07 PM, Urner Barry


Conagra Brands Inc Recalls Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,094,186 pounds of frozen entrees due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Chicken Pad Thai and Chicken Fried Rice are frozen, heat treated, not fully cooked and not shelf stable. They were produced on various dates between Oct. 1, 2018 and April 11, 2019, with “Best By” dates of Sept. 26, 2019 through April 5, 2020.

The products subject to this recall bear establishment number...

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May 6 9:41 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Inc Recalls Chicken Strip Products 

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,829,517 million pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on various dates from Oct. 1, 2018 through March 8, 2019 and have “Use By Dates” of Oct. 1, 2019 through March 7, 2020. The following products are subject to recall...

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May 6 9:26 AM, General News


Tyson Foods Reports Strong Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), 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 $2.67, down 49% from record prior year (prior year included a one-time tax benefit of $2.71)
  • Adjusted EPS of $2.78, down 10% from record prior year
  • GAAP operating income of $1,442 million; Adjusted operating income of $1,495 million
  • Total Company GAAP operating margin of 7.0%; Adjusted operating margin of...
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May 6 8:47 AM, General News


May 3 9:31 AM, Urner Barry Video

U.S. Exports for Meat Commodities;
Chicken Price Analysis;
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UB Executive Conference: Meat and Poultry Panel Captivates with Complex Analysis and Insight

Day two of the 2019 Executive Conference was filled with premium analysis and top insights, and it all led up to the highly anticipated Reporter Panel discussions. This year, the congruent breakout sessions featured a Poultry and Red Meat panel, with Urner Barry Market Reporters Gary Morrison, Dylan Hughes, Russell Barton, and Evan Addis. Here are a just few highlights from the session:

Examining a few macro-economic factors, Gary Morrison kicked off the conversation noting that the stock market is in its longest bull run in history. There is record low unemployment. Consumer confidence is up, and wages are rising. And it’s protein that tends to benefit from more spending—as consumer spending buoys consumption.

“Right now, we’re seeing all-time... 

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May 2 12:16 PM, Urner Barry


U.S. Exports for Most Major Meat Commodities Grew in 2018

U.S. exports of beef, pork, and broilers (young chickens) were strong in 2018, driven by domestic production increases and favorable foreign demand. Compared to the previous year, beef exports increased 10.3 percent, pork exports increased 4.2 percent, and broiler exports were 4.1 percent higher than in 2017. Lamb and mutton exports were 1.5 percent lower despite stronger domestic production. Turkey exports declined 1.8 percent, with lower turkey production likely a contributing factor. Egg exports were 6.1 percent lower in 2018 than a year earlier, while production increased 2.1 percent year over year.

The ERS Livestock and Meat International Trade Data product provides monthly and annual data on U.S. meat and livestock exports and imports. The data are broken down by country and commodity and are available for cattle, beef, hogs and pigs, pork, lamb and mutton, broilers, turkeys, and eggs. An analysis of the data helps explain...

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May 2 12:09 PM, General News


May 2 9:36 AM, Urner Barry Video

Consumers Return to Frozen Foods;
GAPP and Trident Announce Partnership;
Sponsored by COMTELL's New Phone App
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Sonic Drive-In Says Aloha with New King's Hawaiian Clubs

SONIC® Drive-In adds a taste of Hawaii to its menu this month with the all-new KING’S HAWAIIAN® Clubs. Complete with island flair, SONIC transforms its Classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich and SONIC Burger to create the irresistible KING’S HAWAIIAN Chicken Club and KING’S HAWAIIAN Burger Club.

Guests can choose between the KING’S HAWAIIAN Chicken Club made with 100-percent all white meat crispy chicken or the KING’S HAWAIIAN Burger Club made with a savory 100-percent pure beef patty, both piled high with fresh lettuce, ripe tomato, crunchy bacon, and natural Swiss cheese layered on the iconic KING’S HAWAIIAN Bun. Starting at just...

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May 1 2:11 PM, General News


Urner Barry to Host Global Protein Summit in Chicago This Fall

Urner Barry, the leading provider of protein market news and information in the food industry, is pleased to announce a brand-new event designed to bring clarity and insight into the increasingly complex business of food and agriculture, through the first-ever Global Protein Summit.

Urner Barry’s Global Protein Summit will be held in Chicago on October 7-8, 2019. Specifically designed for those in the beef, pork, and poultry industry, this two-day agenda is packed with intel from the foremost experts on economics and agribusiness. Hear from top speakers and analysts on China and other global trade partners, African Swine Fever, alternative proteins, changing consumer demands, and what to look out for as we move forward.

“We understand how complex this environment has become, and how hard it is to navigate through the rapid pace of change in the global protein markets,” says Jim Kenny, COO at Urner Barry. “Our customers are telling us that...

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May 1 8:23 AM, Urner Barry


Wendy's Releases New Chicken Lineup 

Wendy's recently released the Made to Crave menu – a sandwich line dedicated to unlocking a whole new world of flavors. Now, Wendy's Made to Crave menu is bringing you a new chicken lineup guaranteed to satisfy those craveable taste buds. Introducing three new chicken sandwiches to Wendy's chicken menu: Avocado BLT, S'Awesome Bacon Chicken and Barbecue Chicken.

Made to Crave Chicken sandwiches takes Wendy's core menu that much further, driving more flavor variety to your go-to chicken sandwiches while never sacrificing quality. The best part? The Made to Crave Chicken lineup features each of Wendy's different fillets. We're talking the lightly breaded and specially seasoned homestyle, grilled and for when you want to raise the temperature a bit – spicy. Each sandwich is made with...

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Apr 30 2:01 PM, General News


UB Executive Conference: Keynote Rob Lynch of Arby’s Says “Persevere with Pride”

“We Have the Meats” is the #1 recognized tagline in QSR today—and Rob Lynch is the man behind that marketing strategy.

Rob Lynch is President at Arby’s and this year’s keynote speaker at Urner Barry’s Executive Conference.

When Rob first joined the company, Arby’s wasn’t the force it is today. But then CEO of Arby’s Paul Brown told him in their initial meeting, “Were going to change the entire company, or die trying.”

It’s safe to say, they succeeded. The company has seen incredible growth in just the last five years, making countless headlines and unforgettable impressions while...

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Apr 29 3:43 PM, Urner Barry


EU Set to Ban Meat Names for Veggie Alternatives 

What’s in a name? The fast-growing meat substitute market may soon face this question as meat-related terms and names could be banned for veggie alternatives, following a vote from the EU’s Agriculture Committee’s in early April. Terms such as steak, sausage, escalope, burger and hamburger will no longer be allowed for vegetable-based products, if the measures pass the next stages. However, they still face a vote by the full parliament, then need to be put to member states and the European commission.

Upping the likelihood of approval is a similar ban on the use of dairy product names such as milk, cheese or yogurt for plant-based products which came into force in...

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Apr 26 3:31 PM, General News


Poultry is King of Proteins in International Poultry Council Outlook

As the International Poultry Council (IPC) took stock of the global protein outlook at its first semester meeting in New Orleans, La. last week, one economic reality riveted attention: Total world production of pork will decline in 2019 with poultry in position to wrest the crown from pork as the world’s most consumed meat protein.

The upheaval in meat proteins is being driven by African swine fever (ASF) in pig herds in three continents and 15 countries. Production losses in 2019 are expected to amount to 14 percent of the world’s pork supply but may continue to move higher.

“Hog losses in China due to ASF will trigger big shocks in global protein markets,” Christine McCracken, senior protein analyst at Rabobank, told IPC members, “and poultry is the meat protein with the most to win...

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Apr 26 8:23 AM, General News


Church's Chicken Offers New Spicy Tenders LTO

Fried chicken with a spicy kick that's not only hot, but flavorful too, is a Church's Chicken® tradition that's been going strong for 66 years and counting. It started with guests squeezing the juice of a jalapeño pepper over the brand's hand-battered fried chicken, but it hasn't stopped there. Today, Church's menu still prominently features jalapeño peppers, but also includes the brand's one-of-a-kind Spicy Chicken recipe made from a signature blend of red pepper, cracked black pepper, chipotle, and habanero peppers, in addition to jalapeño peppers. The bold, Texas-inspired heat and savory flavor is a big fan favorite with guests, but what many don't know is that there's a Church's menu "secret" for...

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Apr 26 2:11 AM, General News


Technomic: Shifting Consumption Impacts Menu Offerings in Canada

While red meat continues to maintain strong interest among consumers, growing concerns for health and sustainability are having an increasing impact on these staples in Canada, Technomic reveals in the 2019 Canadian Centre of the Plate Consumer Trend Report. The growing popularity of alternative proteins will increasingly encroach on beef and pork’s share of the plate.

“We are seeing a rise in vegetarian or vegan dishes which have primarily impacted beef and pork consumption. But the impact will broaden going forward as plant-based substitutes emerge for other categories,” explains Anne Mills, senior manager of consumer insights at Technomic. “Consumers are far more likely to ...

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Apr 18 8:21 AM, General News


U.S. Beef, Poultry and Egg Products Gain New Market Access in Tunisia

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export certificates to allow imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products into Tunisia.  This announcement follows meetings between U.S. and Tunisian officials on the safety and wholesomeness of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products.

“President Trump continues to prioritize the opening of new markets for U.S. agricultural products, and we welcome Tunisia’s agreement to begin imports of U.S. beef, poultry, and egg products,” said Ambassador Lighthizer. “New access to the Tunisian market is an important step in ensuring that American farmers and ranchers can continue to expand their exports of U.S. agricultural products.”

“I'm convinced that when the Tunisians get a taste of U.S. beef, poultry, and eggs, they're going to want more. These products coming into Tunisia are...

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Apr 18 8:16 AM, General News


Rabobank: Rising African Swine Fever Losses to Lift All Protein Boats

Production losses from African swine fever (ASF) have eclipsed initial estimates. The Chinese pork production shortfall, along with shortfalls in Southeast Asia, will create challenges and opportunities for animal protein exporters.

In 2019, we expect Chinese pork production losses of 25% to 35% in response to ASF. Reports of extreme losses (over 50%) are limited to confined areas.

Sizable breeding herd losses will delay the Chinese pork industry’s recovery. Rebuilding efforts will be further complicated by the risk of recontamination, despite ...

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Apr 11 9:14 AM, General News


TGI Fridays Introduces Four New Sizzling Entrées

When it comes to mouthwatering sizzle that satisfies every appetite, no one does it hotter or tastier than TGI Fridays™, especially with the addition of four new Sizzling Entrées that join two of the brand's most popular, best-selling entrées – Sizzling Chicken & Cheese and Sizzling Chicken & Shrimp.

"Simply put, Fridays always brings the sizzle," said Cindy Syracuse, TGI Fridays Vice President of Marketing. "That's why we decided to expand the Sizzling menu for a limited time only – with taste innovations that celebrate everyone's favorite flavors."

The four new Sizzling Entrées that are featured for a limited time include ...

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Apr 10 2:10 PM, Urner Barry


Great American Marketing Co. Recalls Meat and Poultry Wrap and Salad Products

Great American Marketing, Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,329 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry wrap and salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat wrap and salad meat and poultry products were produced on various dates from March 27, 2019 through April 8, 2019. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Apr 10 9:03 AM, General News


USDA Confirms Virulent Newcastle Disease in Pet Chickens in Arizona; Not a Food Safety Concern

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of virulent Newcastle disease in a small flock of pet chickens in Coconino County, Arizona. This is the first case of virulent Newcastle disease in Arizona.

This case is believed to be connected to the current outbreak of virulent Newcastle disease in California, as tests show the virus is almost identical to the virus causing disease ...

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Apr 8 9:34 AM, General News


U.S. Broiler Industry Creates almost 200,000 New Jobs, Economic Output Up 11 Percent in Two Years

The broiler chicken industry provides 1,393,739 jobs, $76.5 billion in wages, $347 billion in total economic activity and $27 billion in government revenue, according to an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on the nation’s economy. This data reflects almost 200,000 new jobs and an 11% increase in total economic output since the study was last updated in late 2016.

The study was funded by USPOULTRY and was conducted by John Dunham & Associates, based in New York City. The study was updated using the most current methodology available and ...

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Apr 5 11:32 AM, General News


Blount Fine Foods Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Soup Products

Blount Fine Foods, a Fall River, Mass. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat chicken soup products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The institutional, frozen “Chicken & Poblano Pepper Soup” items, which were labeled incorrectly as “Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup,” were produced on Jan. 24, 2019. The following product is subject to recall ...

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Apr 5 8:50 AM, General News


Market of Choice, Inc. Recalls Pork and Poultry Products 

Market of Choice, Inc., an Eugene, Ore. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,094 pounds of pork and poultry pâté products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The pork and poultry pâté items were produced on various dates prior to March 26, 2019. The products have a 30-day shelf life. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Apr 1 8:32 AM, General News


FAT Brands Announces Multi-Unit Development Deal in Shanghai

FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: FAT) (“FAT Brands” or the “Company”), parent company of Fatburger, The Last Great Hamburger Stand™, announces the development of six new co-branded Fatburger and Buffalo's Express restaurants throughout Shanghai with Bloomfield Pty. Ltd. The new locations will build on FAT Brands' existing presence in China, where the company currently operates multiple successful locations in both Beijing and Shanghai.

Fatburger, the beloved Hollywood burger chain founded by Lovie Yancey, maintains and upholds its unique culture and trademark menu offerings crafted by founder Lovie Yancey when she launched the brand almost 70 years ago. Each Fatburger burger is made-to-order with traditional fixings and ...

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Mar 29 3:35 PM, General News


This Week in Retail: Warmer Weekend Forecast Beckons Grillers, Retailers Promote Accordingly

While much of the Midwest remains somewhat stuck in winter (our condolences), temperatures elsewhere in the U.S. are starting to feel more like spring—and that means grilling season is almost here.

Both coasts, parts of the Northeast, and much of the Southeast looks to be thawing out with average temperatures this weekend expected to be 60 degrees and above. Hints of spring result in many consumers dusting off the grill and heading to grocery stores to procure their favorite proteins—and grocers are more than happy to answer the call.   

Ground beef feature volume soared this week, claiming nearly 30 percent of beef ad space versus just 16 percent the week prior. Steak features are also higher week over week, accounting for...

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Mar 29 10:54 AM, UB Newswires


Technomic: Growing Chains Keep Chicken in the Spotlight while Turkey Struggles with Momentum

Technomic's 2019 Center of the Plate: Poultry Consumer Trend Report shows that innovation is necessary for turkey dishes to be at the forefront of consumers' minds year-round. Craveable preparations, particularly outside the holiday season, could encourage more diners to consider turkey dishes, according to the report. Meanwhile, chicken remains a staple of the American diet, and consumers' love for the protein shows no signs of slowing.

"At a time when growth is hard to come by, the limited-service chicken category is performing exceptionally well," explains Charles Winship, senior research analyst at Technomic. "The category's growth has ramifications across ...

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Mar 27 9:41 AM, General News


El Pollo Loco Names Miguel Lozano as New Chief Operating Officer

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, today announced the appointment of Miguel Lozano as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Bringing 30 years of restaurant industry experience, Mr. Lozano is the third addition in 12 months to the newly restructured Senior Leadership Team that includes – Hector A. Muñoz, Chief Marketing Officer and Jennifer Jaffe, El Pollo Loco’s first Chief People Officer – to continue the pursuit of the brand’s transformation agenda.

Mr. Lozano returns to El Pollo Loco after having spent a 23-year career at Starbucks, most recently leading Operations primarily in California. Since 2014, he was responsible for running 780 company-operated Starbucks stores in Southern California, which generated over ...

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Mar 26 12:35 PM, General News


Chicken Check Up: Russ Whitman Takes the Pulse

This week, we sat down with Senior Vice President of Urner Barry, Russ Whitman, to talk about the ever-changing chicken scene...

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Mar 26 10:07 AM, Urner Barry


Wendy's Introduces New Parmesan Caesar Chicken Salad 

Balance can be hard to achieve when you're constantly on the go, but when it comes to finding middle ground between delicious flavors and quality ingredients, Wendy's has you covered with its fresh made-in-restaurant daily salad line. From savory to sweet and simple to bold, Wendy's offers a variety of flavor combinations that you wouldn't expect from fast food salads.

And now, Wendy's takes salad craveability even further with the addition of the Parmesan Caesar Chicken Salad to its lineup of freshly made salads. The newest addition puts a unique twist on ...

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Mar 25 2:07 PM, General News


USDA Shifts Emergency Funds to Address Virulent Newcastle Disease in California

Secretary Perdue is making available an additional $45 million to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and its partners to address the ongoing virulent Newcastle disease (vND) outbreak in southern California. This funding will allow APHIS and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to strengthen their joint efforts to stop the spread of this disease and prevent it from affecting additional commercial flocks. vND has been confirmed in more than 435 backyard flocks since May 2018. It was also confirmed in four commercial flocks in December 2018 and January 2019.

“Virulent Newcastle disease is a serious concern for our nation’s poultry industry and we need to step up our response in order to keep this disease out of additional commercial flocks,” said Greg Ibach, USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.  “At this point, the trade impacts of this outbreak are ...

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Mar 25 9:17 AM, General News


Tip Top Poultry, Inc. Recalls Fully Cooked, Diced Chicken Products 

Tip Top Poultry, Inc., a Rockmart, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of frozen, fully cooked diced white chicken meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The products are labeled as fully cooked diced white chicken meat products but contain fully cooked grilled chicken breast strips products. The products were produced on February 15, 2019. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Mar 25 8:39 AM, General News


Jayson Penn to Succeed Bill Lovette as Global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC), a worldwide leader in poultry and prepared foods, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Jayson Penn, current President of Pilgrim’s USA, to succeed Bill Lovette, who is retiring from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. Lovette will remain available to provide strategic advisory services to the company through July 2020.

“Jayson Penn has enjoyed a distinguished career in the poultry industry and has played an integral role in the success of Pilgrim’s over the last eight years,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Since joining the company in March 2011, Jayson has exemplified the leadership qualities, passion to succeed and business acumen that make him the ideal candidate to ...

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Mar 22 10:18 AM, General News


Claxton Poultry to Open New USD 12 Mln Processing Plant

Georgia-based poultry producer, Claxton Poultry is looking to expand its operations with a new processing plant worth USD 12 million at the Screven Country Industrial Park.

According to a report from local news channel, WTOC 11 construction of the plant is well under way, with the company planning to have it up and running by May this year. It will primarily be used to supply chicken to food companies and fast food chains and will employ around 120 people when fully operational.

Claxton Poultry’s current operations include a processing plant, a feed mill and two... 

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Mar 22 9:19 AM, FeedInfo


Tyson Foods, Inc. Recalls Chicken Strip Products

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Rogers, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip items were produced on November 30, 2018. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Mar 22 8:16 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Wing Demand Feeling the Madness

The first round of the college basketball tournament dubbed March Madness is officially underway—and retailers are certainly going mad over food promotions for the nearly month-long event.

On the wholesale side of the equation, wings are in high-demand as foodservice and retail buyers alike look to secure inventory for March Madness. This has driven prices up in recent weeks, as supplies grow increasingly tight. Spot market prices for small sized wings are currently up nearly 12 percent over last year at this time, or 17 cents per pound, and up about 4 percent compared to the 3-year average. Wholesale prices on jumbo wings, more often found at retail, are up a whopping 36 percent year-over-year. Buyers are paying nearly 50 cents more per pound on the spot market for jumbo size wings this week—that’s up 14 percent from the 3-year average.  

This is the second “peak” of the year for wings in 2019, the first summiting in early February. The downslope was relatively short-lived, bottoming out later that month. The current uptick, while seasonal, is especially...

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Mar 22 8:12 AM, UB Newswires


Cargill and Heifer Launch Hatching Hope Global Initiative 

Cargill and Heifer International have joined forces to create The Hatching Hope Global Initiative. The bold initiative aims to improve the nutrition and economic livelihoods of 100 million people by 2030 through the production, promotion and consumption of poultry.

Hatching Hope will work directly with women smallholder farmers, initially in India, Mexico and Kenya. The program helps farmers not only feed their families but also become part of the solution to bridging the global food and nutrition security gap, while boosting local economies and providing nutrition education.

“We believe that the key to ending hunger and poverty is for farmers to be able to earn a living income,” said Pierre Ferrari, president and CEO of Heifer International. “Through Hatching Hope, we’re investing in smart, resourceful women farmers, working with them to improve...

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Mar 21 11:35 AM, General News


KFC is Bringing Back Chicken & Waffles in Limited Time Offer 

Kentucky Fried Chicken® will reintroduce Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles to fans this month after an overwhelmingly positive response from customers during its debut last November. Available for just four weeks, the sought-after menu item will return to participating KFC U.S. restaurants from March 23 until April 29, or while supplies last.

Due to the immense demand, this is the fastest KFC has brought a limited-time offering back to its menu in recent years.

Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles offers the ultimate sweet and savory menu item and pairs the Colonel's Extra Crispy fried chicken with scrumptious Belgian Liege-style waffles. The fan favorite first became available in November of 2018 and was offered until ...

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Mar 21 9:03 AM, General News


Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. Recalls Breaded Chicken Products

Productos La Aguadillana, Inc., an Aguadilla, Puerto Rico establishment, is recalling approximately 35,870 pounds of breaded chicken patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The breaded chicken patty items were produced on February 27, 2019 and March 1, 2019. The following products are subject to recall...

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Mar 14 2:23 PM, General News


Wingstop Appoints Chief Growth & Experience Officer and Names Leader of Digital

Wingstop Inc. (NASDAQ:WING) the award-winning wing concept with more than 1,200 locations globally, today announced that Maurice Cooper has been appointed to the newly created role of Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Experience Officer, effective immediately. Maurice will maintain the responsibilities he held previously as Chief Marketing Officer, while also overseeing the end-to-end guest experience. Additionally, he will lead the Company’s revenue-driving initiatives, which include the national scale of delivery, and digital innovation. Maurice will continue to report to Charlie Morrison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“Since June 2018, Maurice has served as Wingstop’s Chief Marketing Officer, leading our growth strategy transformation by introducing a national advertising platform to ...

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Mar 13 12:17 PM, General News


Rabobank: China and Trade Restrictions Drivers for an Improving, but Volatile Global Poultry Outlook

Trade conditions are gradually improving for global poultry thanks to rising global demand – especially from China, which is expected to face a protein shortage this year.

In recent quarters, the global poultry market has gone through one of the most volatile periods in many years, due to a combination of factors, including trade and disease restrictions, along with the impact of the US-Chinese trade war. Production was at an exceptionally high level in many markets, including the US, the EU, and Thailand. Meanwhile, demand dropped because of a general market slowdown and constraints on access to international markets following trade restrictions. This resulted in a period of falling poultry prices between Q2 and Q4 2018.

“However," according to Nan-Dirk Mulder, senior animal protein analyst, "the outlook is changing, Rabobank is gradually becoming more optimistic that ...

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Mar 13 9:28 AM, General News


Choice Canning Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Fried Rice Products 

Choice Canning Company, Inc., a Pittston, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The chicken fried rice products were produced on Feb. 13, 2019 and Feb. 19, 2019. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Mar 12 8:20 AM, General News


Conagra Brands, Inc. Recalls Chicken and Rice Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Conagra Brands, Inc., a Milton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,871 pounds of chicken and rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The products are labeled as chicken and rice products but contain beef ravioli products. The products were produced and packaged on Jan. 16, 2019. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Mar 11 8:31 AM, General News


This Week in Retail: Annual Power of Meat Study Highlights

The 2019 Power of Meat Study was unveiled this past week at the Annual Meat Conference in Dallas, Texas. Anne-Marie Roerink presented the findings, revealing a number of trends from a retail meat perspective, examining how today’s meat case fits into modern food culture. This week in retail, we recap a few of the exceptionally thought-provoking findings from this annual report.

Across all departments, convenience-focused meat and poultry saw robust growth in 2018, including value added (+5.1 percent), fully-cooked (+2.5 percent) and frozen (+2.2 percent). This is a trend that we’ve known to have massive growth potential in recent years. Insight from the report suggests that the industry needs to focus on the meal occasion for consumers, rather than just the view from the meat department.

Surprisingly, the report found that one-quarter of shoppers buy meat and poultry one meal at a time! Only 4 in 10 shoppers buy enough meat and poultry to last for several days, and 35 percent...

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Mar 8 12:01 PM, UB Newswires


Del Taco Elevates Fast Food Box Quality and Value with Fresh Faves Boxes

Grilled Chicken Tacos made with fresh-grilled chicken, Half-Pound Bean & Cheese Burritos crafted with slow-cooked beans made from scratch in each restaurant, and the signature Del Taco, loaded with hand-grated cheddar cheese. These are just a few of the items that Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second leading Mexican quick service restaurant,** is offering in its new line-up of Fresh Faves Box Meals that deliver quality and quantity at a price point that only Del Taco can deliver.

“For Del Taco, value means offering guests an unbeatable combination of freshly prepared, craveable items served at a price that’s less than the national competition,” said Barry Westrum, Del Taco’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We created these Boxes based on ...

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Mar 7 9:55 AM, General News


Tyson Foods First Major Company to Receive Poultry Handling and Transportation Certification

As part of its commitment to animal welfare, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has implemented a third-party certification program to help ensure the proper handling and transportation of birds in its chicken business. The company is the first major chicken producer to implement Poultry Handling and Transportation (PHT) certification offered by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).

The PHT certification is in addition to the animal welfare training Tyson Foods already requires for frontline workers involved in handling and transporting live birds. PHT focuses on important areas such as ...

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Mar 7 8:16 AM, General News


MorningStar Farms Announces Plant Based Commitment, Introduces Vegan Cheezeburger 

MorningStar Farms has announced its commitment to convert the entire portfolio to be completely plant-based, or vegan, by the year 2021. This conversion includes products available to 25,000 restaurants and eating establishments within schools, colleges and universities, and hospitals. This decision by MorningStar Farms comes at a time when consumption of meatless dishes remains strong as consumers are increasingly following restrictive or specialty diets. According to a recent report by Technomic, 50% of consumers eat vegetarian or vegan dishes at least once a month, while only 27% of those who eat such dishes say restaurants do a good job of providing options that taste good.

"This is a very exciting opportunity for us – by making this change, MorningStar Farms favorites can be enjoyed by even more people at home and ...

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Mar 6 12:56 PM, Urner Barry


Innovations Lab Launches KFC into the Future of Marketing
 
KFC's current Colonel, RoboCop, was born in a lab, and it appears that they've leveraged his personal experience in the R&D setting for their most recent marketing initiative. The KFC Innovations Lab campaign launched today, asking fried chicken fans to vote on what they want to see from the brand by contributing money to various projects.
 
The projects, which range from a necktie with a built-in Bluetooth tracker to a KFC branded hot tub, are found on crowdfunding website Indiegogo.com. Anyone who contributes...
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Mar 5 12:08 PM, Urner Barry


Applebee's 3-Course Meal Deal Returns

Now for a limited time, Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants nationwide are serving unbeatable flavor and choice and giving the people what they want with the return of Applebee’s 3-Course Meal. With your choice of THREE crave-worthy items from a selection of some of Applebee’s most popular dishes – a mouth-watering appetizer, side salad and a delectable entrée – you can build your own feast starting at $11.99. Head to Applebee’s for this unforgettable real meal deal.

“After drawing a big crowd with the successful introduction of the 3-Course Meal last year, we wanted to treat our guests to another round of deliciousness that provides an abundance of value,” said Joel Yashinsky, chief marketing officer at Applebee’s. “We know our guests love bigger portions, and with more than ...

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Mar 5 8:51 AM, General News


El Pollo Loco Brings the Taste of Tradition with New, Hand-Rolled Enchiladas

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken chain, unveiled all new Enchilada Platters in three different flavor combinations for a limited time: Double Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken & Shrimp Enchiladas and Shrimp & Avocado Enchiladas.

Traditions don’t just feed your craving, they feed your soul. Experience the authentic flavors of these homestyle enchiladas, made with the love and passion you would find from your family’s classic dish. They are prepared with fresh, quality ingredients, including ...

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Mar 4 9:51 AM, General News


Bold New Flavors Highlight Additions to Subway Restaurants' Signature Wraps Collection

Today, Subway® restaurants is launching two daring additions to its Signature Wraps collection – Sesame-Ginger Glazed Chicken Signature Wrap and Sweet N' Smoky Steak & Guac Signature Wrap. These protein-packed wraps, which feature double the meat of an average 6-inch sub, will be available until April 24 at participating restaurants, so try them while you can!

The Thai-inspired Sesame-Ginger Glazed Chicken Signature Wrap delivers a refreshing and exotic flavor combination, while the Sweet N' Smoky Steak & Guac Signature Wrap highlights rich flavors and subtle spices with the help of Subway's smoky Guajillo Mesquite Sauce. The two new mouth-watering builds are ...

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Mar 1 8:18 AM, General News


Perdue Advances its Industry Leading Animal Welfare Program

Perdue Farms has followed up its 2018 move to controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) at its Milford, Del., plant with the country’s first system to further improve live bird handling, beginning at the farm. The milestone at the country’s largest organic poultry plant makes Perdue the only major poultry company to use CAS with a fully-integrated transportation system of higher-welfare modular containers and specially designed trailers. There are currently only eight other installations of these container systems in the world.

The second phase introduces covered trailers that feature a solid roof and breathable side curtains that better control environmental factors like temperature, humidity, oxygen levels and ventilation. The specially designed trailer also carries the higher-welfare transportation containers that provide easier all-around access and increased headroom for ...

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Feb 27 8:11 AM, General News


White Castle Lures Cravers with Limited-time 3 for $3 Value Deal

White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, is giving fans even more power to pick their Crave with the new 3 for $3 value deal. With "Threedom to Choose," customers can now mix and match any three sliders out of five tasty varieties for only $3 at restaurants across the country. White Castle also announced the return of the Seafood Crab Cake Slider and Shrimp Nibblers®, available at most White Castle restaurants for a limited time beginning February 25.

White Castle's bold new 3 for $3 value deal gives customers the "Threedom to Choose" any three sliders out of five hot and steamy options for just $3. Customers will have their choice from the Seafood Crab Cake Slider, the Bacon Cheese Slider, the Sausage, Egg and Cheese Waffle Slider, the Fish Slider or the Chicken Ring Slider. The new "Threedom to Choose" deal is available for ...

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Feb 26 10:18 AM, General News


Sanderson Farms, Inc. Reports Results for First Quarter of Fiscal 2019

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019.

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were $743.4 million compared with $771.9 million for the same period a year ago. The Company reported a net loss of $17.8 million, or $0.82 per share, for the quarter compared with net income of $51.2 million, or $2.24 per share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Net income for last year’s first fiscal quarter reflected a one-time non-cash tax benefit of $37.5 million from an adjustment to the Company’s deferred income tax liability, which resulted from a lower tax rate under the December 2017 federal tax legislation.

“Our results for the first quarter reflect continued challenging market conditions with significantly lower market prices for boneless breast meat produced at our big bird deboning plants compared with last year’s first quarter,” said Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. “However, average prices for tray pack products sold to retail grocery store customers were higher both sequentially and ...

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Feb 26 8:29 AM, General News


Hain Celestial Group Completes Sale of Plainville Farms 

The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life, today announced that it has completed the first step in its divestiture of the Hain Pure Protein operating segment with the sale of the Plainville Farms business to Plainville Brands, LLC. The sale brings Plainville back to its roots as a truly independent company backed by a group of private investors committed to the long-term success of the business.

As a result of the sale, the leadership team at Plainville remains in place and will ...

 

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Feb 22 12:07 PM, Urner Barry


Hooters Teams With DoorDash in Stuffed Wing Launch
 
Starting February 25th, Hooters restaurants will begin serving stuffed wings. The latest innovation on the chicken wing concept consists of Hooters original-style wings hand-stuffed with zesty chorizo or cajun jambalaya filling. While Hooters locations won't be serving these in-store until the 25th, the wings can actually be purchased today. From the 22nd to the 24th, Hooters is offering free stuffed wings to anyone who makes an order of $15 or more via DoorDash and uses the "STUFFED" promo code.
 
This offer capitalizes on the growth of digital ordering, a market trend that has exploded in recent years. Allied Market Research has reported...
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Feb 22 10:08 AM, Urner Barry


This Week in Retail: Winners and Losers at Retail

Which items saw the lowest year-over-year ad prices this week—and which saw the highest.

Feature prices at retail can fluctuate—a lot. Even when circular real estate is consistently earmarked for certain items, the price point can be a notable variable. This week in retail, we rank some of the most attractive buying opportunities for popular proteins and some of the highest comparable YOY prices.

We compared 35 items from the retail meat case and found that 15 showed higher average price levels compared to the same week last year, while 20 items displayed lower prices—a favorable split for consumers.  

Amongst the items boasting lower YOY ad prices, the beef complex took the top three winning spots. Tenderloins are currently featured at a whopping 32 percent below year ago on average, at $9.56 per pound. This is likely a by-product of...

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Feb 22 8:35 AM, UB Newswires


Watch the Throne: BK Challenges KFC over Chicken Crown

Burger King launched their new Grilled Chicken Sandwich today and, true to form, are taking a potshot at another QSR giant with their initial marketing initiative.
 
Previous campaigns have taken aim at fellow burger restaurants. The Whopper Detour pulled customers away from McDonald's by offering a 1 cent Whopper to consumers physically near McDonald's and found massive success. A print ad campaign from last April went into the backyards of mansions once owned by McDonald's executives to show...
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Feb 22 8:33 AM, Urner Barry


Lean Culinary Services, LLC Recalls Ready to Eat Chicken Salad Products

Lean Culinary Services, LLC, a Hollywood, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 223 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE chicken salad items were produced on February 12, 2019. The following products are subject to recall ...

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Feb 20 8:33 AM, General News


Church's Chicken Announces U.S. Launch of New Brand Position and Marketing Campaign

Following one of its most successful years in a decade, Church's Chicken® is showing no sign of slowing down on its quest to become America's favorite destination for hand-battered fried chicken, home-style sides, and scratch-made Honey-Butter Biscuits™. The brand is officially announcing the U.S. launch of its new positioning, which invites guests to Savor the Flavor of the South, Texas Style. It's a bold, new direction, with a nod to the storied past for the popular brand that spent much of 2018 preparing restaurants – and guests – for a new marketing campaign across consumer touchpoints, and ...

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Feb 20 8:17 AM, General News




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