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Roy Graber

Roy Graber

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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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Kraft Heinz faces $12.6 billion loss, federal investigation

Investigation deals with company’s procurement function
Kraft Heinz, in announcing its financial results for the 2018 fiscal year and the year’s final quarter, revealed a net loss of $12.6 billion. At the same time, the company revealed that it was under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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Mountaire finishes cleanup of wastewater discharge

The accidental release appears to have occurred as a result of a mechanical failure with its wastewater component
Mountaire Farms reported to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) that the company’s cleanup of an accidental release of partially treated wastewater has been completed.
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MHP completes Perutnina Ptuj acquisition

MHP pledges to maintain Perutnina Ptuj’s quality standards, protect and add jobs, and expand production
MHP, the largest poultry company in the Ukraine, has completed its acquisition of the majority stake of Perutnina Ptuj, the largest poultry company in Slovenia.
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Ethics commission approves BRF CFO appointment

Ivan de Souza Monteiro will begin working in new role on March 11
Brazil’s Public Ethics Commission has given approval for Ivan de Souza Monteiro to assume the role of chief financial and investor relations officer of Brazil-based meat and poultry company BRF.
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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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