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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

JBS commits to net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2040

24 Mar 2021

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has made a new long-term commitment linked to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

Pilgrim's Pride fined after pleading guilty to chicken price-fixing charges

24 Feb 2021

US meatpacker Pilgrim's Pride has entered a plea in a Department of Justice case which has charged it with conspiring to fix chicken prices.

Tyson Foods settles more chicken price-fixing claims

20 Jan 2021

US meat major Tyson Foods has taken action in relation to claims from two groups of plaintiffs who accused it of illegally conspiring to inflate poultry prices.

Pilgrim's Pride agrees to price-fixing settlement

11 Jan 2021

US poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride has agreed to pay multi-millions to settle a civil price-fixing claim, it confirmed in a statement.

UK meat firms press for decisive action on post-Brexit trading

9 Dec 2020

Some of the UK's largest meat businesses are urging the UK government to take action in relation to post-Brexit trading.

New price-fixing case brought against major US poultry firms

7 Dec 2020

Major US poultry businesses are facing another legal suit alleging they engaged in price-fixing, this one from a chicken restaurant chain.

Pilgrim's Pride eyes M&A for more balanced portfolio

2 Nov 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride has commented on whether acquisition activity could be a way to create a more balanced portfolio.

Pilgrim's Pride invests in US plant

16 Oct 2020

US-based meat major Pilgrim's Pride has outlined plans to invest in a processing facility in its domestic market.

Hefty fine for Pilgrim's Pride after price-fixing plea agreement

14 Oct 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride has entered into a plea agreement with the country's Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to broiler chicken price-fixing.

US government issues new indictments in chicken price-fixing case

8 Oct 2020

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has taken further action in its ongoing investigation into broiler chicken price-fixing.

Food groups urge UK government to do more to save tropical forests

5 Oct 2020

Major food groups have joined forces with large UK retailers and agri-food businesses to urge the country's government to do more to help tackle a key environmental problem.

Pilgrim's Pride makes CEO appointment after Jayson Penn's exit

23 Sep 2020

Pilgrim's Pride has promoted a company executive to the roles of president and CEO of the US poultry processor as Jayson Penn is "no longer with the company".

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

US chicken giants accused of price fixing in new legal case

7 Sep 2020

A number of US chicken giants have been accused of price fixing in a new legal claim filed in Chicago.

Pork group Tulip to re-open mothballed site

5 Aug 2020

Tulip, the UK meat company owned by US chicken giant Pilgrim's Pride, plans to re-open a factory mothballed last year after the end of a supply contract.

Tulip confirms Covid-19 cases at UK plant marked down for closure

23 Jun 2020

Meat processing business Tulip, owned by US meat giant Pilgrim's Pride, has confirmed an outbreak of Covid-19 among the workforce at one if its UK facilities.

Pilgrim's Pride CEO Jayson Penn takes leave of absence to fight price-fixing accusation

15 Jun 2020

The president and chief executive of US-based poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride has pleaded not guilty to price-fixing charges.

Pilgrim's Pride CEO indicted over alleged chicken price-fixing

4 Jun 2020

Senior poultry industry executives in the US have been indicted in relation to a chicken price-fixing investigation.

Covid-19 - Meat supplier Moy Park confirms employee death

13 May 2020

Moy Park, the Northern Ireland-based poultry processor, has confirmed the death of an employee from Covid-19 at one of its plants.

Pilgrim's Pride 'facing worker ire amid Covid-19 cases at Minnesota plant'

12 May 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride is said to be facing worker complaints at a poultry-processing plant hit by an outbreak of Covid-19.

UK pork processor Tulip confirms Covid-19 cases at plants

5 May 2020

Tulip Ltd., the UK-based pork processor owned by US meat firm Pilgrim's Pride, has confirmed an undisclosed number of employees have tested positive for Covid-19.

Pilgrim's Pride points to automation as an ally against Covid-19

1 May 2020

Pilgrim's Pride has identified the factor it believes has helped the US poultry heavyweight avoid the worst of Covid-19.

Moy Park sees staff walk out over Covid-19 safety fears

26 Mar 2020

UK meat processor Moy Park has seen staff at one of its facilities take action over Covid-19 safety fears.

Coronavirus - UK meat business Moy Park seeks hundreds of new workers as demand soars

20 Mar 2020

Moy Park, the UK-based meat processor owned by US poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride, is assessing staff levels in light of changing demand resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

Tulip in talks with workforce as UK plant faces closure

5 Mar 2020

Tulip, the UK meat company owned by US group Pilgrim's Pride, has announced it will enter talks with employee representatives at one of its UK plants which it is looking to close.

Tulip secures future of UK site but some jobs still to go

12 Feb 2020

Tulip, the UK meat processor acquired last year by Pilgrim's Pride from the US, said it has secured the future of a loss-making plant in the south-west of England. 

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

Jobs at risk as Tulip reviews future of Bodmin plant in Cornwall

23 Oct 2019

Tulip, the UK meat products manufacturer acquired by US-based Pilgrim's Pride in August, is reviewing the future of one of its factories.

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