Negotiations are reportedly underway and a deal could take several weeks to finalise

Tyson Foods in talks to take over Foster Farms

By Ashley Williams

US meat processor Tyson Foods is allegedly in discussions to acquire privately-owned poultry business Foster Farms, according to American broadcaster CNBC.

Product recalls involving meat in the US have grown 83% since 2013

US meat recalls rise 83% since 2013

By Aidan Fortune

The number of food recalls involving meat products in the US has almost doubled since 2013, new research has revealed.

Poultry market tipped for return to growth in 2019


China holds key to global poultry market

By Aidan Fortune

China and its international relationships could be the driving force behind growth in the global poultry market in 2019 as it comes out of what has been described as one of the most turbulent years in decades.

Meat worker injury rates drop in the US

US meat worker injuries reach all-time low

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat and poultry packers and processors industry continued to make significant progress in workplace safety last year, as the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) incidence rate for non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses reached...

US meat industry issues Japanese trade wishes

US meat body outlines Japanese trade priorities

By Aidan Fortune

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has outlined key meat and poultry industry negotiating objectives and priorities for a bilateral US-Japan Trade Agreement in comments submitted to the Office of the US Trade Representative.

WTO to examine trade battles

Retaliatory duties on USA meat exports challenged at WTO

By Keith Nuthall

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has agreed to establish disputes settlement panels to rule on whether retaliatory duties imposed by Canada, China, and Mexico on US meat exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial...

JBS described China as one of its biggest export destinations

JBS signs export deal with Alibaba-Win Chain

By Ashley Williams

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has agreed a billion-dollar deal with global e-commerce business Alibaba Group to sell its beef, pork and poultry in China.

US trade progress in Asia

US makes trade progress in Asia

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry is celebrating this week following two major announcements on trade in Asia.

Retailer to overhaul poultry supply chain

Costco takes control of meat supply chain

By Michelle Perrett

Retailer Costco is setting a new “protein precedent” for the US market by taking ownership of the chicken supply chain from farm to fork, a new report from CoBank Knowledge Exchange has revealed.

New Tyson Foods CEO appointed

Tyson Foods chief executive steps down

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has appointed a new chief executive following the announcement that Tom Hayes is to step down for personal reasons.

Jamaican processor buys US feed mill

Jamaican Broilers Group grows US presence

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Jamaica Broilers Group has expanded further into the US with the acquisition of a feed mill in Georgia for an undisclosed sum.

Canada and US talk tough over poultry

Canada resists US pressure to weaken poultry supply management system

By Keith Nuthall, in Ottawa

Canada’s Government has been talking tough about protecting the country’s supply management system, as negotiators conduct what might be the final round of talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the United States and Mexico....

Ideas for cell-based meat jurisdiction put forward

US government lobbied over cell-based jurisdiction

By Aidan Fortune

Cell-based meat outfit Memphis Meats and the US trade body North American Meat Institute (NAMI) have joined forces to lobby the government on the jurisdiction of cell-based meat products.

The company’s first franchisee-owned restaurants will open in Toronto from 2019

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Chick-fil-A expands into Canadian market

By Ashley Williams

US-based chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A is set to open its first set of restaurants outside the US in Toronto, Canada.

The survey quizzed 1,004 adults about the amount of chicken they consumed

Is the US still peckish for chicken?

By Ashley Williams

US demand for poultry is showing no signs of slowing down after nine out of 10 respondents to a survey purchased chicken regularly, according to the National Chicken Council (NCC).


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