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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

Find the latest articles, news and analysis from the editors of WATT PoultryUSA, Poultry International and Egg Industry magazines on the transport and conversion (slaughter) of live poultry into raw chicken products that are processed and further processed for human consumption.


Bernard Matthews adding 400 jobs at Suffolk turkey plant

UK turkey company lands new supply agreement with major retailer
The once-struggling U.K. turkey company Bernard Matthews is signalling it is back on track and ready to take the business to the next level after gaining a substantial amount of business.
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Ottawa and Quebec City provide financial assistance to Québec-Oies

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announced up to $13,860 in financial assistance for Québec-Oies under component 1 of the Programme d’appui à la compétitivité des abattoirs régionaux. The company will use this money to fund a feasibility study for a project to establish a goose slaughterhouse in the Capitale-Nationale region.
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Koch Foods expanding Alabama poultry plant

Addition of fourth processing line at Gadsden facility will increase plant’s capacity by 30 percent
Koch Foods is planning an expansion of its poultry processing plant in Gadsden, Alabama.
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Peco names McMillan corporate further processing director

The Alabama-based national poultry company expands its growing leadership team.
Peco Foods, one of the nation’s largest poultry companies, announces that Jay McMillan will expand his leadership role and transition into serving as the company’s first Corporate Director of Further Processing, aligning with Peco’s strategic growth plan.
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Is plant closure bad omen for Global Animal Partnership?

‘Economics’ cited as reason for closure of one plant that processed GAP-certified poultry
The slower-growing broiler and Global Animal Partnership (GAP) movements recently suffered a setback, as it was announced that the Crystal Lake Farms poultry processing plant in Jay, Oklahoma, would be shutting down.
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Fieldale poultry plant expansion approved by county

Expansion of plant in Murrayville, Georgia, to take place over next 20 years and will enable the plant to nearly double in size
Fieldale Farms plans to expand its poultry processing plant in Murrayville, Georgia, gained unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on August 9.
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Cobb Europe appoints Al-Watania as Saudi Arabia distributor

Al-Watania Poultry Company, one of the leading poultry producers in the Middle East, recently signed a distributor agreement with Cobb Europe for the territories of Saudi Arabia and a number of surrounding Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries.
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Meyn acquires Italian based enterprise Maxitech

Meyn Food Processing Technology BV, announced Aug. 6 that it has established Meyn Italy SRL, and has acquired the assets of Maxitech SRL and Maxi STM; both Italian companies specialized in world-class live bird handling solutions.
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Koch Foods agrees to settle in discrimination suit

Company will pay $3.75 million after being accused of discriminating against ethnic minorities and women
Koch Foods has agreed to a $3.75 million settlement in a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of 11 workers at the Koch Foods poultry plant in Morton, Mississippi.
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