Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.’s Amarillo, Texas, beef processing plant announced on Nov. 16, the recall of 93,687 lbs of raw ground beef suspected of being contaminated with foreign material, which was reported to be “reflective, mirror-like material,” said the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
As part of the US Department of Agriculture’s $223 million investment in meat and poultry processing capacity, Saline River Farms LLC and USDA officials announced on Nov. 2 the company’s intent to build an 83,000-square-foot plant in Southern Illinois.
Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of specialty ingredient solutions to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, has announced a new partnership with HowGood, a SaaS data platform with the world’s largest database on food and personal care product sustainability, to meet and surpass customer demands for sustainable ingredients.
Foster Farms stated that on Sept. 11 the company would increase its entry-level wage to $17.30 per hour at its Farmerville, La., poultry processing plant from the current start rate of $12.70 per hour.
Walmart Inc. and Sustainable Beef LLC announced on Aug. 31 that the world’s largest retailer would take a minority stake in the company as it plans to start on a new $325 million beef processing facility in 2022.
Maple Leaf Foods’ seven-year-old plant in Hamilton, Ontario, was named Site of the Year for the Americas by Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS), thanks to the operation’s commitment to food safety practices.