Premium poultry producer Bell & Evans began construction on a new 411,500-square-foot, Organic-Certified Chicken harvesting facility in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania. The first precast walls were placed in July, and the facility will be operational by late 2021. The project will cost the company approximately $330 million and double its current production capacity.
The company's Livingston Poultry Complex has had 392 positive coronavirus cases and eight employee deaths related to the pandemic.
August 31, 2020
Foster Farms will close the main Livingston processing plant on Tuesday evening, September 1 and not resume operations until Monday evening, September 7. During this downtime, the company will complete two rounds of deep cleaning and two rounds of COVID-19 testing covering all 1,400 plant employees. The testing program will ensure that all workers first reentering the plant on September 7 will be free of COVID-19.
Perdue Farms learned that an associate at its Perry, Georgia Cook Plant, who has not been to work for more than a week, has tested positive for COVID-19. They are unable to disclose additional details around this individual in accordance with privacy laws. Upon receiving this notification, the company immediately enacted its pandemic response protocols, which follow strict guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
When it comes to factors driving purchase decisions, the environmental impact of chicken (34%) is as important as animal welfare (37%).
June 3, 2019
The National Chicken Council (NCC), Washington, D.C., unveiled findings of its new nationwide survey about how deeply consumers understand sustainable food practices as it relates to broiler chicken production.
Perdue Farms expanded its portioning and marinating operations, added a state-of-the-art shipping cooler, installed an automated pallet storage system and constructed office space to occupy more than 28,000 square feet at the existing facility.
April 10, 2019
Perdue Farms, Salisbury, Md., completed a $25 million expansion at its Dillon, S.C., harvest operation, creating 100 additional jobs.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!