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Poultry Company George’s Inc. Acquires Campos Foods

George’s Inc.

Poultry-producing company George’s Inc. acquires Campos Foods, an 85,000-sq.-ft. cooked meats facility located in Caryville, Tennessee. The family-owned company made the deal for an undisclosed amount of money with Campos Foods’ parent company, the Oklahoma City based Lopez Foods Inc. The Campos Food plant employs 285 people and is a …

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Tyson Foods Investigated for Manipulating the Market

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Inc, the largest meat producer in the U.S., disclosed on Monday it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) due to allegations of conspiring with rivals for years to manipulate chicken prices. The chicken sector, which is dominated by a handful of large …

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Walmart Focuses More on the Safety of their Poultry Products

Walmart

Private label “Great Value” brand chicken parts from Walmart (WMT) are now being produced under stricter food safety requirements, as is all chicken provided to the retailer by U.S. suppliers. With Walmart’s poultry safety policies, the USDA’s new standards and new Food and Drug Administration requirements, this year could be …

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Bird Flu in Indiana: 156,000 Birds Slaughtered

Bird Flu

Due to a bird flu outbreak detected in the state of Indiana, health authorities ordered the slaughter of 156,000 birds in one of the 10 farms that have been affected. Last week, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7N8 avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial flock …

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Tyson will take the big step

chicken farm

Tyson Foods, the largest chicken producer in the US, announced plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in their poultry breeding operations by September 2017 and is exploring a similar measure for their operations with beef, pork and turkey. This shift comes as more consumers and restaurants require natural …

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Seeking lower Salmonella levels in poultry products

US authorities urged the poultry industry to increase safety standards for chickens and turkeys by applying new rules to reduce the number of salmonellosis cases. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed new federal rules to reduce the presence of Salmonella and …

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