Meat & Poultry Briefs: Pilgrim's Pride, Barber, Monogram in the news
MEAT & POULTRY BRIEFS: The El Dorado (Ark.) NEWS TIMES said local investors dropped their bid to purchase a Pilgrim's Pride facility there. Pilgrim's Pride has been reorganizing under terms of bankruptcy and closed the plant earlier this spring. The operation had employed about 800 workers. . . . Frozen corndog processor Monogram Comfort Foods, Muncie, Ind., said it will spend about $7 million to expand its 35,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in Muncie. Formerly Al Pete Meats, Monogram said it plans to boost production to 250,000 corndogs per day. . . . Maine's largest charitable hunger relief organization, Good Shepherd Food-Bank honored Barber Foods Executive Vice President David Barber. Barber received Good Shepherd's annual JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award. Organization officials said Barber Foods annually donates more than one million meal services to food banks and is Good Shepherd's largest protein provider. During the past six years, Barber has donated an estimated $2 million worth of product.