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Mountaire Farms opens new $60 million feed mill

Mill in Scotland County, North Carolina, will support company’s poultry operations in nearby Lumber Bridge
Mountaire Farms held a grand opening on October 16 for its new $60 million feed mill in Scotland County, North Carolina.
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Cal-Maine Foods to acquire Mahard Egg Farm assets

Under agreement, Cal-Maine would acquire facilities in Texas and Oklahoma
Cal-Maine Foods has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Mahard Egg Farm, relating to its commercial shell egg production, processing, distribution and sale of shell eggs business.
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New Simmons poultry plant begins operations

Production commences on a small scale, with plant expected to reach first phase of full production in January 2020
The Simmons Prepared Foods poultry production facility in Benton County Arkansas is now in operation, and production is beginning to ramp up as scheduled.
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Former Tyson lawyer claims he was wrongfully terminated

Company’s former workers’ compensation attorney files suit in Iowa state court
A former workers’ compensation attorney for Tyson Foods filed a lawsuit against the company in an Iowa state court, claiming he was wrongfully terminated from his job.
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Wastewater treatment facility approved for Tyson plant

Planning board gives nod to treatment facility for Tyson’s AdvancePierre Foods operations in Vineland, New Jersey
Tyson Foods subsidiary Advance Pierre Foods can proceed with the construction of an improved wastewater treatment system to support its operations in Vineland, New Jersey.
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Canada’s Cami International Poultry has license suspended

Facility in Welland, Ontario, allegedly failed to comply with humane treatment rule
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license of Cami International Poultry Limited, a poultry slaughter establishment located in Welland, Ontario.
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Boehringer Ingelheim completes plant expansion in Georgia

With $76 million investment, the company doubled its capacity to produce pet vaccines in Athens, Georgia
Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading provider of animal health products for poultry, pets and livestock, marked the completion of work Wednesday after a $76 million investment in its site in Athens, Georgia.
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Alleged poultry worker wage fixing lawsuits combined

Federal judge opts to consolidate two lawsuits against top poultry companies because of ‘substantial similarity of the parties and claims’
Two lawsuits that allege the top poultry companies of the United States conspired to fix wages for poultry plant workers were consolidated in a Maryland federal court.
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US Senate members want JBS transactions investigated

Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez write to US treasury secretary, requesting an investigation be conducted
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez have requested that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) conduct a formal review of the transactions involving U.S. companies that were made over the past 12 years by Brazilian meat and poultry company JBS.
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Infographic: GAP broiler standard commitments

List of companies pledging to source broilers raised according to Global Animal Partnership standards growing
While the pace has slowed down, companies continue to change their policies concerning the sourcing of broiler chickens, making pledges to source only slower-growing broiler breeds that are raised according to the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards, and in some cases, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) standards.
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