Over a decade ago, Sanderson Farms’ diversity and inclusion committee was established to oversee the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy. The committee’s mission today is to attract and sustain a diverse workforce by recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining high- performing,...
As restaurants gradually return to regular operations after more than a year of capacity constraints related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they may find challenges trying to stock enough chicken and chicken wings to meet growing demand. Broiler (chicken) production...
USPOULTRY approved approximately $60,000 in funding for a new research grant to evaluate strategies to reduce Salmonella Reading colonization in turkeys through the Board Research Initiative program. The topic and request for proposal were selected by the USPOULTRY board...
Source: Bloomberg Blame it on our new obsession with fried chicken sandwiches. And nuggets. And tenders. And wings. The popularity of chicken — from sandwiches and tenders to nuggets and wings — is fueling such demand for fried poultry that America is starting...
Claxton Poultry Farms is charged in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for some chicken products. Federal investigators say Claxton Poultry and co-conspirators, including current President Mikell Fries and current Vice President Scott Brady, worked to suppress...
In a year when global commerce nearly came to a halt and food systems worldwide were disrupted by challenges largely brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. poultry and egg exports soared in 2020, setting records in several key...
US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is accepting applications for the 2021 Clean Water Awards. The Clean Water Awards recognize outstanding performance of wastewater treatment plants that operate at poultry and egg processing facilities. Winners will be announced at USPOULTRY’s...
Hormel Foods Corp. has been hampered by supply chain constraints for much of the pandemic. Completed initiatives have unlocked capacity and given the company the opportunity to fully meet demand. “We continue to strike a balance between the consumer demand...
In response to a challenge by animal rights organization Animal Outlook, the NAD has determined that Butterball, LLC should discontinue several ad claims and slogans for its “all-natural” turkeys. The National Advertising Division (“NAD”), a part of the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”)...
Existing custom exempt meat and poultry processors looking to obtain a federal grant of inspection may be eligible for grant funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There are examples of disruptions to the supply chain in many different industries...
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