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Kraft Heinz completes internal investigation

Company says it is taking actions to improve internal policies and procedures
Kraft Heinz says it has completed its internal investigation into its procurement area and assessment of internal controls, and the company continues to cooperate with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its investigation.
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Hormel Foods: Plant protein ‘certainly on our minds’

Company has developed products that blend meat and plant protein, and more alternative protein products can be expected
The public has not heard much to date about the development of new alternative protein products from Hormel Foods, but CEO Jim Snee says plant-based protein is “certainly on our minds.”
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Cherkizovo hopes to expand Tambov Turkey

Russian company’s CEO discusses possible support for expansion with Tambov Region Administration
Cherkizovo Group is considering expanding its Tambov Turkey operations, which would increase turkey capacity by 50 percent.
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Aviagen unveils new turkey pedigree farm in West Virginia

Executives from Aviagen joined state and local officials to see Aviagen Turkeys’ new pedigree farm in West Virginia. This $3.5 million facility includes many health and welfare features and will house pedigree turkey poults starting in mid-June.
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Hybrid Turkeys: Preparing for tomorrow by preserving genes of today

It is possible for humans to extract, store and transplant cells, such as embryos, with increasing success rates. There are many different uses for this technology, including reproduction. Ovarian transplantation is now being studied in turkeys. Why? The hope is that this technology could give the industry a way of preserving genetics for the future.
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Jennie-O Turkey Store profits decline 45 percent

Difficulties with starting up renovated plant and fallout from two product recalls challenged Hormel Foods segment in second quarter
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its profit decline 45 percent for the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, as the company faced the lingering impact of two product recalls and start-up challenges as it upgraded a processing plant.
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Salmonella Reading outbreak challenges turkey industry

The outbreak of this serotype of the pathogenic bacteria is spawning product recalls and forcing the industry to reassess its practices.
The outbreak of this serotype of the pathogenic bacteria Salmonella is spawning product recalls and forcing the industry to reassess its practices. So far, the outbreak is not contained but the industry group the National Turkey Federation feels progress is being made.
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