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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Sanderson Farms reports net loss of $17.8 million

Company cites ‘challenging market conditions with significantly lower market prices for bones breast meat’
Sanderson Farms reported a net loss of $17.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2019, a sharp contrast from the $51.2 net income for the same quarter of the 2018 fiscal year.
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Hain Celestial sells Plainville Farms

The turkey operations of Hain Pure Protein are acquired by a Delaware company that is backed by private investors
Hain Celestial has sold its turkey operations, Plainville Farms, to a Delaware limited liability company.
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Rendering: Part of the solution for waste management

“The rendering industry generates more than $10 billion in annual economic activity, employs thousands of people across the country and recycles ‘the rest of the animal.’ It transforms huge volumes of raw leftovers from livestock and poultry processing into ingredients for new products,” said Nancy Foster, president of the National Renderers Association (NRA) and Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, during her presentation at the International Rendering Symposium, held in conjunction with the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
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Broiler Meat Signals book launched at IPPE

Book offers practical information for every step in poultry production, from the farm to the final stages of processing
The new book, “Broiler Meat Signals – A Practical Guide to Improving Poultry Meat Quality” was officially launched during a special event during the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta.
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US poultry industry challenged by labor issues

Lack of qualified workers is a major challenge, Mike Donohue tells IPPE crowd
The U.S. poultry industry currently is facing a shortage of qualified workers, with turnover rates as high as they have been in a decade, Mike Donohue, vice president of Agri Stats, said while speaking at the Poultry Market Intelligence Forum at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Pathogen control in poultry production focus of IPPE 2019 program

“If it takes the other side five seconds to make a claim and it takes you five minutes to respond or shut it down, you’ve lost,” said Lisa Picard, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Turkey Federation, when dealing with regulatory issues during her poultry processing regulatory update presentation at the “Salmonella and Campylobacter Control in Poultry Production and Processing – Meeting Food Safety Goals” program at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE).
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Wastewater treatment challenges in the poultry and egg industry

“Food and worker safety regulations are changing, as are customer expectations, around chemicals use. Bacteria type and its resilience are also changing in the processing plant. All this combined and more will impact what we use in the plant and subsequently what ends up in wastewater. That is the challenge,” said Dr. Ashley Peterson, senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the National Chicken Council, during her presentation at the Wastewater Treatment Challenges program at the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo.
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