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Friday, May 29, 2015
House Agriculture Committee Votes to Repeal COOL
US - The House Committee on Agriculture has voted to repeal the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL) requirements for beef, pork and chicken, while leaving intact the requirements for all other covered commodities....
US Egg Prices Running High, Avian Flu Epidemic on the Wane
US - According to the top US veterinary officer, the worst bird flu outbreak in US history may be over by July, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Hormel Foods to Acquire Applegate
US – US meat and food processing giant Hormel Foods is to acquire organic meat producer Applegate Farms....
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
NFU Urges Congress to Vote Against COOL Repeal Bill
US – The US National Farmers Union has called on members of Congress to vote against recent legislation passed in the House Agriculture Committee that would repeal portions of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL)....
Friday, May 22, 2015
Hormel Reports Record Earnings
US - US meat processing giant Hormel Foods has reported record performance for the second quarter of thefinancial year....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
MCOOL Retaliation to Impact Canadian, Mexican Producers
US - Three different interesting reports with a bearing on markets will be released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week, and we have also received the results of the mandatory country-of-origin labelling (MCOOL) dispute, write Steve Meyer...
Legislation Introduced in House to Repeal COOL
US - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway has introduced legislation to repeal Country of Origin Labelling....
Tyson Foods Has Recipe for Growth
US - Executives from Tyson Foods told investors at the BMO Farm to Market conference that the company is strategically diversified because it combines branded consumer products, commodity protein production and prepared foods and value-added chicken for...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Keeping Meat Distribution Going at Cargill Mount Crawford
US – Meat and agrifood processing giant Cargill’s distribution centre at Mouth Crawford, Virginia ships more than 400 million pounds (200,000 tons) of turkey and cooked meats annually....
Monday, May 18, 2015
US Shows Progress in Reducing Some Foodborne Infections
US - Rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes fell in the US last year....
Friday, May 15, 2015
Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
Thursday, May 14, 2015
House of Brands for Tyson Foods
US - Executives from Tyson Foods, told investors at the Goldman Sachs Consumer Staples Conference that the company is transforming from a protein processor with one brand to a protein-centric consumer packaged goods company with a house of brands....
OK Foods Taken to Labour Board over Dismissals
US - United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1000 in the US is formally filing Unfair Labor Practice charges with the National Labour Relations Board against poultry processor OK Foods....
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Bob Evans Closes Restaurants
US - US meat processor and restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms is to close 20 Bob Evans Restaurants....
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Demand for Meat High Despite High Prices
US - Whatever may be ailing US meat and poultry markets, it is still our conclusion that domestic demand is strong, at least through March, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Monday, May 11, 2015
US Restaurant Performance Declines
US - Restaurant performance indicators have declined slightly according to March data, but this is no reason for alarm, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Ecuador Bans US Poultry on Bird Flu Fears
ECUADOR - Ecuador has banned imports of all poultry products from the United States....
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Strong Quarter for Tyson Foods
US - US meat and poultry processing giant Tyson Foods has seen sales increase by 10.5 per cent to approximately $10 billion in the second quarter of the year....
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
Rising Bird Flu Cases in US Do Not Change Price Outlook
US - The bird flu situation continues to get worse, with more cases announced daily in Iowa and Minnesota, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Meat Labelling - What Does it All Really Mean?
US - Overwhelmed, confused and unsure are just a few words to describe how many consumers feel when purchasing foods, particularly meat products....
Strong Start to 2015 Reported by Pilgrim's Pride
US - Poultry meat processor, Pilgrim's Pride, has reported operating income of $328 million with a margin of 16 per cent for the first quarter of 2015, a significant improvement compared to 2014....
Foster Farms Executive Receives Food Safety Award
US - Foster Farms’ Dr Robert O’Connor has been honoured with an award for food safety innovation....
Friday, May 01, 2015
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
US - Leading animal welfare and food safety groups are urging the poultry meat industry to reduce antibiotics responsibly, including the implementation of better welfare practices....
Investment Planned in Hawaiian Egg Sector
HAWAII, US - Egg companies, Hidden Villa Ranch and Rose Acres Farms, are to develop a new egg farm in central Oahu - the investment in the egg sector in Hawaii for some years. ...
 
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