Industry News

Rundown of breaking news pertaining to the refrigerated and frozen foods industry.

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Tyson Foods Closes 3 Prepared Foods Plants

July 28, 2014
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark., announced plans to discontinue operations at three facilities.
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Emmi Roth Expands New York Yogurt Plants

July 28, 2014
Emmi Roth USA, a Monroe, Wis.-based subsidiary of Switzerland based Emmi Group, announced plans to expand its Penn Yan and Orangeburg, N.Y., operations.
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Pilgrim’s Pride Acquires Tyson’s Mexican Poultry Business

July 28, 2014
Tyson Foods, Inc., Springdale, Ark., reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA, Brazil, to sell its Mexico- and Brazil-based poultry businesses.
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Are you the Next Frozen Foods Processor of the Year?

July 25, 2014
Refrigerated & Frozen Foods is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Frozen Foods Processor of the Year.
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Windsor Foods Closes Tulsa Plant

July 24, 2014
Frozen foods manufacturer Windsor Foods, Houston, Texas, announced plans to close its Tulsa, Okla., plant in September.
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Black Earth Meats Conducts Last Slaughter

July 24, 2014
Black Earth Meats, Black Earth, Wis., announced via its Facebook page that it conducted its last slaughter, effective immediately.
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Unilever Closes Frozen Novelties Factory

July 24, 2014
Unilever, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., announced plans to close its Clearwater, Fla., factory.
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Coastal Cos. Expands State-of-the-Art Distribution and Processing Center

July 24, 2014
Produce and dairy supplier The Coastal Cos., Savage, Md., announced plans to move into a new 240,000-square-foot facility in the first quarter of 2016.
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GraceKennedy Acquires La Fe Foods

July 23, 2014
GraceKennedy, a Caribbean-based corporate entity, and its wholly owned subsidiary, GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC, acquired La Fe Foods, Inc., a Moonachie, N.J., frozen Mexican food processor.
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Hain Celestial Acquires Remaining Stake of Organic Poultry Processor

July 21, 2014
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., acquired the remaining 51.3% of Hain Pure Protein Corp. (HPP) that it did not already own from an affiliate of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.
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EVENTS

International Workshop on Halal Meat

10/8/13
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

(Lahore) Halal meat market is growing rapidly throughout the world and its demand is increasing day by day and its volume has reached at $ 300 billion, Pakistan is ranked 18th in the production of Halal Meat Market and its volume is only 2.9 % of the global Halal meat production which is very low.

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National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry

8/18/14
Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Destin, FL
United States

The conference is designed specifically for poultry facility and corporate safety personnel, as a three-day event with key presentations on important industry topics and updates on government policy.

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Women's Leadership Conference

8/21/14
Hilton Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Destin, FL
United States

The Women's Leadership Conference encourages women in the poultry industry to continue their professional development.

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2014 Asian Seafood Exposition

9/2/14
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hall 5BC
Wanchai
Hong Kong

The Asian Seafood Exposition is the premiere seafood trade event in Hong Kong and connects buyers with seafood suppliers from around the world.

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Poultry Production & Health Seminar

9/16/14
Doubletree Hotel
Nashville, TN
United States

Aimed at live production managers, veterinarians, and service representatives, the Poultry Production and Health Seminar examines the most effective methods to maintain healthy birds.

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Environmental Management Seminar

9/25/14
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Destin, FL
United States

The Environmental Management Seminar promotes and encourages effective environmental management in poultry and egg production and processing.

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Poultry Protein & Fat Seminar

10/2/14
Doubletree Hotel
Nashville, TN
United States

The Poultry Protein and Fat Seminar concentrates on developing uses and maximum value for poultry by-products.

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Global Expo & Conference: SupplySide West

10/6/14
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
United States

For more than 15 years, SupplySide West has been the world's largest trade show dedicated to CPG innovation and a healthier marketplace.

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National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention

10/11/14
Marriott Orlando World Center
Orlando, FL
United States

A “working” convention that connects over 1,300 top executives for the purpose of conducting one-on-one business meetings with their trading partners.

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2014 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo

10/17/14
Anaheim, CA
United States

Fresh Summit brings together the leaders in the world of fresh produce to conduct business and examine trends and topics of common interest.

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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