Boneless chicken products recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergens

October 15, 2012
Boneless chicken products recalled for misbranding, undeclared allergens

WASHINGTON — Tyson Foods Inc. in Pine Bluff, Ark., is recalling approximately 67,269 pounds of packages labeled as Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Wyngz were packaged in bags meant for Honey BBQ Flavored Boneless Chicken Wyngz and contain the allergens milk, soy and...

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Ron Foster and Foster Farms get Distinguished Service Award

October 12, 2012
Ron Foster and Foster Farms get Distinguished Service Award

DAVIS, Calif. —  Ron Foster, president and CEO of Foster Farms has been presented with the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Dean Michael Lairmore presented the award on Oct. 2, 2012. For more than 15 years, Foster has assisted the school — as advisor, fundraiser, benefactor, pet owner...

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AMI elects leaders for 2012-13

October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON — The American Meat Institute has elected the six officers who will guide the organization through the next year. The election was held at AMI’s board of directors recent meeting in Toronto. Elected to the chairmanship for 2012-2013 is Nick Meriggioli, EVP, Kraft Foods Group & president, Oscar Mayer. Meriggioli has been president...

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USDA to renew NPIP for two years

October 12, 2012
USDA to renew NPIP for two years

WASHINGTON — USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service gave notice in the Oct. 1 issue of the Federal Register that the secretary of agriculture intends to renew the charter of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan for a two year time period. The purpose of the General Conference Committee of...

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Zacky Farms files for bankruptcy, blames feed prices

October 11, 2012
Zacky Farms files for bankruptcy, blames feed prices

McClatchy Newspapers FRESNO, Calif. — Fresno-based Zacky Farms, one of the largest turkey producers in the U.S., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, blaming high feed prices for soaring losses in recent years. The bankruptcy filing sets the stage for an auction sale of the company by mid-January, according to court documents filed  in...

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AFBF presents case on Chesapeake Bay regulations

October 11, 2012
AFBF presents case on Chesapeake Bay regulations

WASHINGTON — Attorneys for the American Farm Bureau Federation delivered legal arguments Oct. 4 explaining why the Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Water Act when it issued its “Total Maximum Daily Load” regulation for the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed. AFBF believes that states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, not the federal government, are...

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