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Maple Leaf Advances Leadership in Growing Plant-Based Protein Market with New Production Facility 

Maple Leaf Foods Inc. ("Maple Leaf" or the "Company") (TSX: MFI) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenleaf Foods, SPC, today announced plans to construct a US$310 million plant-based protein food processing facility in Shelbyville, Indiana. At approximately 230,000 square feet, it will be the largest facility and investment of its kind in North America. The Company will also invest approximately US$26 million to keep pace with ongoing growth in demand at its existing facilities. This strategic initiative will support Maple Leaf's continued growth and leadership in the rapidly expanding market for plant-based protein.

"With Lightlife and Field Roast, we own the leading brands in the North American refrigerated plant-based protein market," said Michael H. McCain, President and CEO. "This investment will secure our ...

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Apr 8 9:15 AM, General News



Smithfield Foods Brands Company’s Foodservice Business as “Smithfield Culinary”

Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced the introduction of Smithfield Culinary, a new branding of the company’s foodservice portfolio. Smithfield Culinary – historically recognized as Smithfield Farmland – leverages the corporation’s position as the world’s largest pork processor and industry leader in sustainability, and highlights the involvement and leadership that it has within the culinary community.

Throughout the last several years, Smithfield has experienced significant growth of the company’s foodservice business, prompting the decision to create a dedicated branding that represents all of the company’s culinary-focused initiatives. From establishing chef advisory boards and forming product innovation labs, to partnering with leading culinary schools, Smithfield Culinary has evolved from simply selling products to positioning culinary arts as a key cornerstone of its business model.

“Our company – a leader in pork, value-added protein specialties, and now culinary arts – is driven by those who have a passion for great food blended with insights and ...

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Apr 3 8:16 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


Tyson Fresh Meats Team Unveils New Chairman’s Reserve Prime Beef Offering and Fresh Look

February 28, 2019 Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork experts™, is excited to reveal a new Chairman’s Reserve Prime beef offering and refreshed brand look. Chairman’s Reserve Meats is known for providing high-quality products.

“Our USDA Prime quality grade beef keeps in step with the exacting standards of our Prime Pork counterpart,” explained Ozlem Worpel, senior brand manager of Tyson Fresh Meats. The Prime Beef offering boasts strict specifications that require a Ribeye Area of 10 - 16 square inches and a hot carcass weight of less than 1,050 lbs. “It’s a welcome addition to an already-impressive portfolio.”

Chairman’s Reserve Meats now consists of Premium and Prime: a two-tier, dual-protein mix marked by different scoring specifications.

Along with an exciting new offering, the Chairman’s Reserve Meats team revealed a ...

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Feb 28 12:07 PM, 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


Olymel Announces the Closing of its Vanier Plant in Quebec City 

Olymel L.P. is Canada's leader in the production, processing,  and distribution of pork and poultry meats. The company employs over 13,000 people and has production and processing facilities in Quebec, Alberta, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan. Today, the management of Olymel L.P. is announcing its decision to cease operations at its Vanier plant in Quebec City. The decision will come into effect on May 10, according to the provisions of the Act respecting labour standards. Olymel is also announcing that the Vanier plant's activities, such as the production of cretons, bologna, pepperoni, and spaghetti sauce will now be carried out at its Blainville plant, north of Montreal, which will require an additional investment of $2 million and create 30 jobs.

President and CEO of Olymel, Réjean Nadeau, stated “Olymel's management made the difficult decision to close the Vanier plant in the general interest of ...

 

 

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Feb 22 8:12 AM, Urner Barry


JBS USA Announces Major Expansion of Ottumwa Pork Facility

JBS USA today announced a nearly $20 million expansion of its Plumrose USA prepared foods business in Ottumwa, Iowa, to meet growing foodservice and retail customer demand for high quality bacon products. The expansion includes additional bacon processing and slicing capacities, bacon equipment upgrades and new state-of-the-art slicing equipment. The investment will result in 25 new job opportunities at the Ottumwa fresh pork and bacon facility.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to the Ottumwa community and reinforces our strategy to grow our business through key customer partnerships,” said Tom Lopez, president of ...

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Feb 11 2:11 PM, General News


Corpus Christi Kane Beef Processors Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy to Implement Sale

In order to facilitate the ongoing sales process of the assets of Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC ("Sam Kane"), and to assure the fair treatment of our creditors and employees, the Receiver has, in accordance with the powers provided to him by the Receivership Order, decided to place Sam Kane under the protection of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court by filing Chapter 11.

Under these circumstances, the Receiver made the determination that bankruptcy is the best implementation method to assure a speedy sale and transfer ...

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Jan 25 9:22 AM, General News




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