Pure Prairie Farms to Receive $6.9 Million Dollar Grant

November 8, 2022 Pure Prairie Farms, Inc.

This week, government officials announced that Charles City Iowa-based premium chicken integrator, Pure Prairie Farms Inc., is set to receive a $6.9 million dollar grant as part United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program (MPPEP). The program was launched in 2021 in response to supply chain disruptions in recent years for meat and poultry products during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to USDA, the program is “to encourage competition and sustainable growth in the U.S. meat processing sector, and to help improve supply chain resiliency.”

Do Good Chicken Reports 10 Million Pounds of Food Surplus Saved From Landfills in First Six Months of Operation

September 27, 2022 Do Good Foods

 Do Good Chicken™, the first chicken brand that fights food waste and combats climate change, reports it has diverted more than 10 million pounds of healthy surplus grocery food from landfills, after community donations are made, to upcycle into nutritious chicken feed. The milestone comes just six months since Do Good Chicken’s spring 2022 retail launch and equates to saving surplus grocery food weighing approximately three times the weight of the Statue of Liberty, preventing an estimated 950 metric tons of greenhouse gases (CO2e) from entering the atmosphere.

New Bell & Evans Harvesting Facility Wins 2022 Food Plant of The Year

August 4, 2022 Bell & Evans 

It didn’t take long for premium poultry producer Bell & Evans to earn well-deserved recognition for its trailblazing Organic-Certified Chicken Harvesting Facility in Fredericksburg, PA. The plant began operating in early December 2021 and was recently named the 2022 Food Plant of the Year by Food Engineering for its innovations, automations and high scores in all categories including team member welfare, animal welfare, food safety, product quality, and sustainability.

Safeway Fresh Food, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Salad Containing Chicken Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

May 4, 2022 USDA FSIS

Safeway Fresh Food, LLC, a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 717 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) Chicken Caesar Salad products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains anchovies, egg and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 

U.S. Drops Price-Fixing Charges Against Chicken Executives After Mistrials

April 6, 2022 Reuters

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court in Denver on Thursday to drop price-fixing charges filed against five executives of chicken producing companies after two mistrials in the case focused on competition in the $65 billion poultry sector.