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Hormel Foods group vice president, corporate strategy, Jim Splinter, retires after 36 years with the company. Photo: Hormel Foods

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Hormel Foods VP of corporate strategy retires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Hormel Foods’ group vice president of corporate strategy, Jim Splinter - who led the acquisition of Justin’s nut butters in 2016 - has retired from the global food company.

Tyson Foods responds to US DOJ chicken price-fixing allegations

Tyson Foods responds to US DOJ chicken price-fixing allegations

By Jenny Eagle

Tyson Foods Inc. has issued a statement after an indictment by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 2, charging multiple executives of other companies in the broiler chicken industry with conspiring to restrain...

Avian influenza confirmed in the US

Avian influenza confirmed in the US

By Aidan Fortune

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a case of highly pathogenic H7N3 avian influenza.

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