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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Astral Foods: Municipal water woes hurting company

South African poultry company is experiencing water supply interruptions at its plant in Lekwa area
South African poultry company Astral Foods says the deterioration of the municipal infrastructure of the Lekwa municipality has led to water supply interruptions to the company’s poultry processing plant in the area.
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Jennie-O Turkey Store profits decline 45 percent

Difficulties with starting up renovated plant and fallout from two product recalls challenged Hormel Foods segment in second quarter
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its profit decline 45 percent for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, as the company faced the lingering impact of two product recalls and start-up challenges as it upgraded a processing plant.
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Poultry industry partners with OSHA on Safe + Sound Week

The National Chicken Council (NCC), U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and National Turkey Federation (NTF) are pleased to again partner with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 12 – 18.
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Finding uses for woody breast meat

Certain portions of breast filets and ground meat products can mitigate the texture issues associated with woody breast syndrome.
Woody breast meat products can still have value as further processed products if they are used in certain ways.
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