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Just Food’s 23 most-read news stories of 2023

In a tumultuous 2023, the impacts of conflict in Ukraine and Israel, business failures and M&A caught your eye. Hershey…

Smithfield Foods terminates contracts at 26 US hog farms

American pork manufacturer Smithfield Foods is ending its grower contracts with 26 hog farms in Utah. The decision, the group…

Smithfield Foods invests in Spanish meat company Argal

The European arm of US-based pork producer Smithfield Foods has announced a strategic alliance with Spanish packaged cold cuts company,…

Smithfield Foods to close US meat plant to “utilise capacity”

Smithfield Foods, the US meat business owned by China’s WH Group, is to close its Charlotte, North Carolina, pork processing…

Smithfield Foods to close 35 hog farm sites in the US

US pork processor Smithfield Foods is set to close 35 hog farm sites in Missouri, laying off 92 employees in…

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

The rise of plant-based products and the arrival of cell-cultured – or 'clean' – options as meat alternatives are trends…

WH Group slashes profit outlook on “challenging” US pork market

China’s WH Group has slashed its first-quarter profit outlook due to “challenging market conditions” in the US pork segment. The…

Smithfield Foods plans to close hog plant due to “escalating” costs in California

Smithfield Foods is to close a hog processing facility in California, two years after exiting another site in the same…

US meatpackers accused of “shameful” conduct in keeping plants open at height of Covid outbreak

A US legislative committee has accused meatpackers of engaging with Trump Administration political appointees in an “aggressive campaign” to force…

Covid cases at US meat plants almost triple previous estimates – report

The number of US meat-factory workers who contracted coronavirus during the first year of the outbreak was almost triple previous…