Tyson Foods is saying thank you to its frontline and hourly team members by giving them approximately $50 million in year-end bonuses for their efforts over the past year. For team members in the U.S., these one-time bonuses will be based on tenure, ranging from $300 to $700, and be distributed starting this month.
Tyson has launched chicken bites in Spicy and Parmesan flavors that have been prepared in an air fryer, giving them a burst of flavor in every crunchy bite. The white-meat bites are made with chicken raised with no antibiotics.
Tyson Foods announced it would strengthen the benefits it offers its fully vaccinated U.S. frontline team members. Effective January 1, 2022, fully vaccinated team members can begin earning up to 20 hours of paid sick leave per year. New hires will also receive one week of vacation after six months of employment.
Tyson Foods will invest $300 million to construct a 325,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Cane Creek Centre, an industrial park jointly owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County in Virginia. The new facility will be used primarily for the production of fully cooked Tyson products like Any’tizer Snacks and Chicken Nuggets. The company has committed to purchasing 60 million pounds of Virginia-grown chicken over the next three years. Virginia successfully competed with North Carolina for the project, which will create 376 new jobs.
Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 8.5 million pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken as a precaution due to possible exposure to Listeria monocytogenes, a harmful bacteria. The affected products were produced at one plant located in Dexter, Missouri, between December 26 of 2020 and April 13 of 2021 and distributed to foodservice and retail customers nationwide and Puerto Rico.
Raised & Rooted, Tyson Foods’ brand of plant protein products, has launched its new Plant Based Bites. The snackable bites meet the growing demand and desire for plant-based products with delicious taste and fan-favorite flavors. Available in Buffalo and Sweet Barbecue varieties, the bites are made with 100% plant-based protein, have 8g of protein per serving, 3g of fiber, and have 33% less saturated fat than USDA white meat chicken nuggets.
The traditional five-year anniversary gift is wood, symbolizing wisdom, strength and time with typical gifts including salt and pepper mills or candy or trinket dishes - thoughtful gifts, but maybe not the most loved items. This year, the team at Wright Brand wants to help couples celebrating five years of love the Wright way by giving the gift many would prefer: a delicious slab of real wood smoked bacon with the #AnniversaryBacon program.