Pilgrim’s Pride Reports Profit

February 5, 2010 Pilgrim's Pride

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation today reported net income of $33.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, on net sales of $1.6 billion for the quarter ended December 27, 2009.

USDA Refuses AMI Petition On Irradiation

February 4, 2010 Rod Smith, FeedStuffs.com

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has refused to approve carcass
irradiation, a processing technology that could make meat, especially ground
beef, safer, according to the North American Meat Purveyors Assn.

American Veal Association Adopts Ethical Principles & Code Of Conduct

Delegates to the 2010 American Veal Association (AVA) annual meeting adopted
a statement of ethical principles and code of conduct as a way to articulate
veal industry principles and confirm an industry commitment to veal raised
right.

Pilgrim’s Pride Increases Chicken Production

February 4, 2010 Bob Burgdorfer, Reuters

U.S. chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corp (PPC.N) said it has made
modest increases in chicken production to serve new customers and is considering
reopening one of the plants it idled last year.

Bacon Or Sex? 43% Of Canadians Would Choose Bacon

February 4, 2010 Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

Maple Leaf celebrates launch of new reclosable packaging with a For the Love of Bacon survey