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Date set for Foster Farms Bowl at Levi's Stadium

The company and competing teams will raise awareness of local hunger relief with service, donations
In partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and FOX Sports, Foster Farms has announced that the 2017 Foster Farms Bowl will take place on Dec. 27 at Levi’s Stadium.
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JBS and CHEP collaborate for increased efficiency, sustainability

The partnership has eliminated 880,000 empty truck miles and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 3.3 million pounds
On June 26, CHEP announced an agreement with JBS USA, a leading processor of fresh and value-added beef, pork and poultry products in North America, to expand existing pallet volumes and engage in additional collaborative supply chain solutions.
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Tyson Foods selects chief integration officer

George Chappelle has been selected for the role that supports acquisitions and helps drive the company’s strategic growth
Tyson Foods has named George Chappelle as chief integration officer to support acquisitions that help drive the company’s strategic growth and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do.
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Hendrix Genetics appoints Jerry Moye

He is a new member of the company's International Advisory Board
Hendrix Genetics has appointed Jerry Moye as a new member of its International Advisory Board. He has 30 years' experience in the poultry industry.
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Perdue: USDA halting import of fresh Brazilian beef

The suspension is required because of recurring concerns about the food safety of beef shipments from Brazil
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market. 
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USPOULTRY Foundation supports student recruiting

The organization is accepting applications for Industry Education Recruitment Funding
The USPOULTRY Foundation is now accepting applications from colleges and universities for the Industry Education Recruitment Funding program.
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Hain Celestial encouraged by proposed Whole Foods deal

Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods market presents Hain with a ‘real opportunity to increase availability and household penetration’
Hain Celestial’s North American CEO says he does not know how Amazon’s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods Market will impact business, but he believes it could be a way for the company to increase its household penetration.
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