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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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Beyond Meat hopes to raise $183.8 million in IPO

With additional funds, company wants to expand its production, research & development and marketing initiatives
Plant-based protein company Beyond Meat has filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO).
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Woman arrested in connection with Tyson farm fire

Officials continue to investigate fire that occurred April 5 in Tecumseh, Nebraska, and resulted in the loss of 22,000 birds
A Nebraska woman has been arrested on arson and other charges in connection with an April 5 fire at a broiler farm owned by Tyson Foods.
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Angola becomes third largest importer of US chicken

African country imported 191,187 metric tons of U.S. frozen chicken leg quarters alone in 2018
Angola became the third largest importer of chicken from the United States, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
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Lawsuit claims USDA ignores fecal contamination concerns

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine alleges USDA does little to address worries over fecal contamination of chicken and other meats
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), which has a history of advocating for a vegan diet, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), alleging the agency ignores concerns over fecal contamination of chicken and other meat.
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HKScan: Poultry is a driver for growth

Demand for poultry is strong, and company’s new facility in Finland will help meet that demand, CEO says
In his recent presentation during the annual general meeting of Nordic meat and poultry company HKScan, the company’s CEO, Tero Hemmilä’, identified poultry as a key driver for growth.
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Will Hormel suit outcome signal end of ‘natural’ label?

Court determines company was not being deceptive with use of the word ‘natural,’ but public is learning that such a label doesn’t mean much
The overuse of labels on meat and poultry products has been the topic of many discussions, and the consensus reached in most of those discussions I have heard is many of those labels are meaningless.
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