The project will include a 55,000-square-foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space and increase the plant’s capacity to produce fresh ground beef, beef and pork cuts and meal kits for retail grocers.
September 29, 2016
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., a Lexington, Neb.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc., is investing $27 million to expand the production capacity of its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Texas Tech will receive $700,000 to monitor beef, pork and poultry products for pathogens and antibiotic resistance.
September 21, 2016
Texas Tech University’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence (ICFIE), Lubbock, Texas, was selected as a National Surveillance Lab for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Retail Meat Surveillance Program through a competitive federal grant process.
July beef export volume increased 8% from a year ago to 99,341 metric tons–the second-largest monthly total this year.
September 13, 2016
U.S. red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for both U.S. beef and pork trending higher than a year ago, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
The new 37,500-square-foot building will allow Holly Poultry to separate its processing business from its wholesale commodity business.
August 23, 2016
Holly Poultry, Baltimore, Md., tapped Merritt Construction Services, the Baltimore, Md., construction arm of Merritt Properties, to build a ground-up, USDA poultry processing facility in Baltimore, Md.
This facility is said to be the first U.S. pork processing plant to utilize snap chilling technology.
August 5, 2016
Moon Ridge Foods, a farm-to-plate pork processor based in Pleasant Hope, Mo., installed next generation equipment and technology into its 110,000-square-foot Pleasant Hope facility, that come August, will process about 600,000 hogs annually.
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