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Read in-depth analysis on how global poultry trade is affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and how the pandemic is impacting growers and producers. Find the latest news on vaccine research, poultry market outlooks, production biosecurity measures to keep birds and feed safe and the long-term economic ramifications of the outbreak.



Jennie-O Turkey Store improves profit, net sales, volume

Despite declining foodservice sales during second quarter, turkey company reports strong retail, whole bird and commodity sales
Jennie-O Turkey Store saw its segment profit increase 54% for the second quarter of fiscal year, while the Hormel Foods subsidiary’s volumes increased 19% and net sales rose 12%.
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Can COVID-19 lessons be applied more broadly to food?

The difficulties and challenges brought under the spotlight by the novel coronavirus pandemic have, in reality, long existed.
World Food Safety seeks to help improve safety in the food chain, reduce illnesses and save lives. There are many lessons that can be learned from the current pandemic.
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Group wants USDA to warn consumers about COVID-19 on meat

Industry association calls the petition “irresponsible.”
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group of doctors that emphasizes plant-based nutrition, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to warn consumers that asymptomatic processing plant workers may spread COVID-19 to meat and poultry products.
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COVID-19: Plant-based, specialty product sales may drop

Many companies made big investments into the production of specialty products before COVID-19 hit the US, destroyed the economy and left customers with the need for comfort food.
A down economy and the need for comfort food may minimize the sales of plant-based meats and other specialty products.
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Closure of Brazil plants over COVID-19 spurs discontent

Companies and associations proceed before government entities to stop the unjustified closings of essential activities.
The Brazilian meat company JBS announced that it will seek legal remedies after a local labor authority ordered the closure of a poultry plant in southern Brazil, in the town of Ipumirim, Santa Catarina, to contain the coronavirus.
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Axne wants OSHA investigated over handling of Tyson complaint

Congresswoman, in letter to Iowa Division of Labor, seeks answers on protocol and timeline related to COVID-19 safety complaint
Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, wrote a letter to the Iowa Division of Labor to formally request an investigation of the handling of a workplace complaint from a Tyson Foods pork processing plant by the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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Unemployment levels may help Sanderson find plant site

Sanderson Farms wants to build a new poultry plant, but finding an available labor pool had always been a challenge in the past
Before Sanderson Farms’ newest poultry plant in Tyler, Texas, was in operation, the company said it would like to build yet another poultry processing plant. But where has always been in question.
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