1. BLOG: American Consumers Are Not Selling Cageless Eggs
Terrence O’Keefe: Retail sales of non-organic cage-free shell eggs accounted for 13% of total shell eggs sold at retail in the United States in the 52 weeks ending in early October 2019, according to IRI.
2. Chick-fil-A’s first UK restaurant will be short-lived
Just eight days after Chick-fil-A opened its first restaurant in the United Kingdom (UK), the company has been notified of its closure.
3. Worker dies in accident at House of Raeford factory
A contract worker who cleaned equipment at the House of Raeford poultry plant in Teachey, North Carolina, was involved in a fatal accident at the plant on October 25.
4. BLOG: PETA Billboard Near Alamo Disrespects Lost Human Lives
Deven King: PETA put up a billboard near the Alamo War Memorial that reads, “Remember the Animals.” According to a PETA press release, in addition to Remember the Animals, the billboard reads “The Battle Continues. It’s not just humans who seek independence.
5. BLOG: You don’t have to be a rap fan to enjoy the Pilgrim’s Pride video
Roy Graber: I’m not the rap music scene, but I guess no such song about poultry processing made it to the charts.
6. Are cage-free egg sales reaching a ceiling?
Cage-free eggs could be one of the most exciting food retail categories to watch over the next few years.
7. BLOG: Sorry, Impossible Burger, we found someone else
Roy Graber: With so much emphasis on how plant proteins are competitors for meat and poultry products, I never really thought about the competition between the companies that make these protein products. plants.
8. Foster Farms wins bid to acquire former Zacky assets
Foster Farms will expand its presence in California as the company won the tender to acquire 19 farms that were once part of Zacky Farms.
9. Mountaire Farms is opening a new $60 million feed mill
Mountaire Farms held a grand opening Oct. 16 for its new $60 million pet food plant in Scotland County, North Carolina.
10. Storms disrupt production at two Tyson poultry plants
Tyson Foods poultry plants in two states saw operations halted due to storms during the third weekend in October.