Terrence O'Keefe: Non-organic cage-free shell egg retail sales make up 13% of total U.S. retail shell eggs in the 52 weeks ending in early October 2019, according to IRI.
Only eight days after Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in the United Kingdom (U.K.), the company was informed that it will close.
A contracted worker who was cleaning equipment at the House of Raeford poultry plant in Teachey, North Carolina, was involved in a fatal accident at the plant on October 25.
Deven King: PETA has put up a billboard near the Alamo war memorial that reads, “Remember the Animals.” According to a press release from PETA, in addition to Remember the Animals, the billboard reads “The Battle Continues. It’s not just humans who seek independence.”
Roy Graber: I don’t follow the rap music scene, but I would suspect that no songs from that genre about poultry processing have hit the charts.
Cage-free eggs might be one of the most fascinating categories in the retail food store to watch over the next few years.
Roy Graber: With so much emphasis placed on how plant-based proteins are competitors for meat and poultry products, I never really thought about competition between companies that make those plant-based products.
Foster Farms will expand its presence in California, as the company has won the bidding to acquire 19 farms that were formerly part of Zacky Farms.
Mountaire Farms held a grand opening on October 16 for its new $60 million feed mill in Scotland County, North Carolina.
Tyson Foods poultry plants in two states had operations disrupted due to storms that occurred over the third weekend of October.