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Poultry Processing & Slaughter

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Cherkizovo reports net profits tripled in 2017

Russian company’s poultry and pork divisions both finish strong years
Russian meat and poultry company Cherkizovo reported that net profits for the company more than tripled during 2017, as did the net profits for its poultry division.
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Pilgrim’s recalls over 100,000 pounds of chicken patties

Recalled Gold Kist Farms breaded chicken patties may be contaminated with extraneous materials
Pilgrim’s Pride is recalling approximately 101,310 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
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Pilgrim’s finishes strong fiscal year 2017

Poultry company’s performance in US and Mexico described as ‘solid’ while European operations described as ‘consistent’
Pilgrim's reported strong financial results for its 2017 fiscal year, as well as the fourth quarter of the year.
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2 Sisters set to refocus its UK poultry operations

UK company seeks to expand workforce at 5 plants while it considers closing 3
The largest poultry meat company in the United Kingdom (U.K.), 2 Sisters Food Group is planning to create new jobs at five of its poultry sites, and to close production at three other locations.
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Minnesota's poultry farmers praise bi-partisan bill on CERCLA exemptions

The Minnesota Turkey Growers Association (MTGA) and the Chicken and Egg Association of Minnesota (CEAM) praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced Feb. 13 by 13 senators – including Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) – to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Poultry groups praise breakthrough to restore CERCLA exemptions

The National Turkey Federation, National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and United Egg Producers praised a breakthrough bi-partisan bill introduced on Feb. 13 by 20 senators to correct a pending federal court requirement that nearly a quarter of a million farmers must calculate and report to federal emergency response authorities the natural emission of ammonia from poultry and livestock manure.
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Turkish poultry production increased in 2017

Amount of broilers and turkeys slaughtered in the country, and volume of eggs produced, are up
Poultry production increased in Turkey in 2017, according to figures released recently by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
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Hormel Foods creates deli business division

Jeff Baker has been appointed as the division’s group vice president
Hormel Foods Corporation has created a new deli business division and has named Jeff Baker to the group vice president of that division.
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