Indicted CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Takes Leave to Focus on Legal Defense

June 15, 2020 Associated Press

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. said Sunday that Jayson Penn, its president and CEO, is taking a leave of absence to focus on his defense in a price fixing indictment.

Pilgrim’s Pride CEO and Other Chicken Industry Executives Indicted for Price Fixing

June 4, 2020 Amelia Lucas, CNBC

Four current and former chicken industry executives, including Pilgrim’s Pride CEO Jayson Penn, have been indicted for price fixing.

Pilgrim’s Pride Shares Soar as Chicken Regains its Popularity

August 2, 2019 Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg

More Americans are buying poultry at the supermarket, and more restaurants are adding chicken sandwiches to their menus. That’s led to the company being “short to tight” on supplies that are ready for the meat cases at grocery stores, Jayson Penn, chief executive officer of Pilgrim’s Pride, told analysts on a call Thursday.

Jayson Penn to Succeed Bill Lovette as Global CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride

March 27, 2019 Pilgrim’s Pride

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Jayson Penn, current President of Pilgrim’s USA, to succeed Bill Lovette, who is retiring from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilgrim’s Pride. Lovette will remain available to provide strategic advisory services to the company through July 2020.

Fight Over Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Claims Expands to Seven States

March 18, 2019 Deena Shanker, Bloomberg

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. is facing a new front in its battle with the Humane Society of the United States over the way it raises, slaughters and sells its chickens.