JBS USA Announces Major Expansion of Ottumwa Pork Facility

February 14, 2019 JBS USA

JBS USA announced a nearly $20 million expansion of its Plumrose USA prepared foods business in Ottumwa, Iowa, to meet growing foodservice and retail customer demand for high quality bacon products. The expansion includes additional bacon processing and slicing capacities, bacon equipment upgrades and new state-of-the-art slicing equipment.

Fate of 90-Year-Old Virginia Ham Smokehouse Hangs in Balance

February 13, 2019 Matthew Korfhage, Daily Press

For three years, Edwards has been locked in a legal fight for his company’s existence.

Mason Wells sells Eddy Packing to Insight Equity

February 13, 2019 Mason Wells

“We are pleased to report the sale of Eddy,” said Greg Myers, senior managing director of Mason Wells. “During our ownership, we transitioned the Company from family ownership and made investments to enhance the Company’s operational capabilities, expand its product breadth, and increase customer and channel diversification. We believe the Company and team will continue to thrive with their new private equity owners, Insight Equity.”

Tyson Plans Own Plant-Based Foods

Demand for products that look, feel and taste like meat, poultry and cheese will likely continue to grow, Tyson Foods said this week. The company plans to develop its own similar protein products and they could be on store shelves as early as this year, said Noel White, the company’s president and chief executive.

Montana Bill Would Require Country-Of-Origin Labels For Meat Products

February 12, 2019 Elizabeth Transue, KRTV

A bill introduced in the legislature Monday would hold retailers accountable when it comes to labeling meat products.