Global IT Outage Reaches U.S. Meat Processing Sector

Early Friday, a significant IT outage caused global disruptions across sectors including airlines, banks, and healthcare services. 

Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike identified the issue as a "defect found in a single content update for Windows" and confirmed that it wasn't a security incident or cyberattack. A fix has been deployed, said CrowdStrike. 

The U.S. meat processing sector may also be affected, with one pork plant reportedly experiencing computer issues that could halt operations. Processing plants use computers for critical tasks including inventory management and equipment operations...

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Taco Bell Introduces the Cheesy Street Chalupas: A Flavorful Homage to Street Tacos 

Taco Bell is introducing the new Cheesy Street Chalupas, a menu item that fuses inspiration from street tacos with Taco Bell flavors and Quesalupa-inspired cheesy chalupa shells. The Cheesy Street Chalupas are street-sized and served as a bundle of two, featuring traditional street taco ingredients – like fresh onions and cilantro – remixed with premium proteins, all wrapped in chalupa shells that have been stuffed with melted mozzarella and pepperjack cheeses. Fans can enjoy their choice of slow-roasted Cantina chicken or grilled...

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Jul 19 2:16 PM, Urner Barry



New Breakfast Deal Starting at $4.99 Promises Exceptional Value at Perkins American Food Co.

Perkins American Food Co.™, formerly Perkins Restaurant & Bakery®, is launching America's best value breakfast, with the launch of its new Great American Trio, starting Friday, July 19. Enjoy the 5 Under $5, 6 Under $6, and 7 Under $7, all featuring Perkins famous buttermilk pancakes, crispy Applewood smoked bacon, and perfect eggs prepared your way. The best news? Perkins serves breakfast all day, every day, so you can dig into America's best value breakfast any...

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Jul 19 2:05 PM, Urner Barry


Cracker Barrel Appoints Sarah Moore as New Chief Marketing Officer

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Moore as its Chief Marketing Officer, effective Monday, July 22.

Moore's nearly 20 years of hospitality experience is a perfect match for the strong hospitality focus of Cracker Barrel. Her strategic experience in marketing, brand building, and guest engagement will be strong assets to Cracker Barrel as it evolves, taking what is beloved and differentiated about the brand and building on it.

A longtime fan of Cracker Barrel, she join...

 

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Jul 19 1:47 PM, Urner Barry


Brazil Stops All Exports of Poultry Meat to China

According to an official Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) document released today (19 July) Brazil has taken a precautionary measure to temporarily suspend the issuance of international sanitary certificates for poultry meat exports to the People's Republic of China. Sanitary certificates requested from 17 July will not be issued until further notice.

This is an updated measure from a previous declaration from MAPA banning poultry meat and meat products originating solely from the State of Rio Grande Do Sul.

Meanwhile, MAPA also declared today (19 July) an animal health...

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Jul 19 11:30 AM, FeedInfo


Global IT Outage Reaches U.S. Meat Processing Sector

Early Friday, a significant IT outage caused global disruptions across sectors including airlines, banks, and healthcare services. 

Cybersecurity company CrowdStrike identified the issue as a "defect found in a single content update for Windows" and confirmed that it wasn't a security incident or cyberattack. A fix has been deployed, said CrowdStrike. 

The U.S. meat processing sector may also be affected, with one pork plant reportedly experiencing computer issues that could halt operations. Processing plants use computers for critical tasks including inventory management and equipment operations...

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Jul 19 9:25 AM, UB Newswires


Sugar Foods Names Andrea Brule Chief Executive Officer

Sugar Foods, a leading producer of crunchy toppings, croutons, beverage ingredients, pizza toppings and more beloved products for prominent foodservice, grocery, retail and restaurant brands, announced today that it has named Andrea Brule to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Brule, who has been with Sugar Foods since 2004 and currently serves as President, succeeds Marty Wilson, who is retiring. Mr. Wilson will remain as an advisor to Ms. Brule and the Sugar Foods leadership team.

“I am deeply honored to serve as only the fourth CEO in...

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Jul 19 8:55 AM, Urner Barry


General Mills Names Asheesh Saksena Chief Strategy & Growth Officer

General Mills today announced Asheesh Saksena has been named Chief Strategy & Growth Officer, effective Aug. 26, 2024. He will report to Jeff Harmening, Chairman and CEO, join the Senior Leadership Team, and have global accountability for the company's comprehensive strategic planning process and for building long-term, sustainable plans and capabilities to accelerate growth. Saksena succeeds Dana McNabb, following her prior appointment to Group President, North America Retail.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Asheesh to General Mills,” said Harmening. “Over the course of his career, Asheesh has consistently demonstrated...

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Jul 19 8:36 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: YTD Chicken Weight Distribution Over Time 

While chicken production has clearly increased in the past ten years when looking at the data on a year-to-date (YTD) basis, there’s also been a definite shift in weights of chickens harvested. This year’s total YTD head count is up 6% from 2014 at a value of approximately 4.37 million birds. This is following 2023’s nearly 4.47 million birds produced, the highest YTD production of the past ten years.

While overall chicken numbers have increased since 2014, production of certain weight categories...

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Jul 19 8:04 AM, Urner Barry


Brazil Reports First Outbreak of Newcastle Disease in Poultry Since 2006

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAPA) has reported an outbreak of Newcastle disease in a commercial poultry flock in the municipality of Anta Gorda, Rio Grande do Sul state.

MAPA said the poultry farm was immediately quarantined. All birds will be culled, the farm disinfected, and a complementary investigation will also be carried out within a 10 km radius around the area where the outbreak occurred, in accordance with the national Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Contingency Plan...

 

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Jul 19 8:00 AM, FeedInfo


Red Lobster Bankruptcy: Latest Court Docs Reveal New $3.7 Million Claim From Thai Union

According to recent court documents filed by Thai Union in Red Lobster’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the seafood restaurant chain owes them approximately $3.7 million.

Red Lobster voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the US. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida this past May. The news came shortly after the chain abruptly closed a staggering amount of restaurants and engaged in a public liquidation of select restaurants

Since filing for bankruptcy, Red Lobster has...

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Jul 19 8:00 AM, SeafoodNews


HPAI H5N1 Virus in Dairy Cattle – What We Know

In March 2024, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) A (H5N1), commonly referred to as bird flu, was confirmed in domestic U.S. livestock for the first time in a dairy operation in Texas. Since then, the virus has spread to 164 dairy operations across 13 states, raising widespread uncertainty throughout the dairy and livestock markets. Industry participants have raised concerns about the outbreak's potential impact on consumer perception and demand for dairy and meat products, though government agencies reiterate that the national food supply remains safe. Expana is closely monitoring the...

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Jul 18 2:45 PM, UB Newswires


Maersk CEO Comments On Continued Impact Of Red Sea Crisis

The Red Sea crisis is stretching into the third quarter of 2024, continuing to put a strain on container ships that are being forced to temporarily divert and take longer routes. 

Conflict in the area began in October 2023, and by December 2023 container ships in transit through the Red Sea/ Gulf of Aden were being attacked. Maersk was one of the shipping companies to experience an attack when its vessel, the Maersk Hangzhou, was hit by an unknown object while passing through the Bab al-Mandab Strait from...

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Jul 18 10:12 AM, SeafoodNews


Darden Restaurants to Acquire Chuy's Holdings, Inc. in Approximately $605 Million Transaction

Darden Restaurants, Inc. and Chuy's Holdings, Inc., jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Darden will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Chuy's for $37.50 per share, in an all-cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $605 million. Chuy's will complement Darden's portfolio of iconic brands, which currently includes Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Yard House, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V's and Bahama Breeze...

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Jul 18 9:01 AM, Urner Barry


United States' Department of Agriculture Shuffles Leadership

Several key staff appointments and promotions have been made by the United States' Department of Agriculture (USDA) on July 17.

Promotions

Eric Deeble, who was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the office of Congressional Relations, has been promoted to Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

Cindy Long will uphold her position as Deputy Under Secretary for Food and Nutrition Service after serving as Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

After nearly three years as Senior Advisor for Climate in the Office of the... 

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Jul 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Philippines Plans to Soon Roll Out ASF Vaccine

The office of the President of the Philippines announced that the Department of Agriculture (DA) would roll out an African Swine Fever (ASF) vaccine by September. The initial rollout will be for government use, with commercial use to follow.

According to the DA, the commercial trial for the vaccine is expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month, allowing the DA to start mass trials. However, the UK government noted in an ASF outbreak in Asia assessment report that the department... 

 

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Jul 18 8:00 AM, FeedInfo


ANALYSIS: May Turkey Export Volume Reveals Generally Conservative Changes from April

May’s turkey export data showed that volume comparisons with April were mostly conservative compared with the five-year average changes. The total amount of turkey sold to foreign buyers decreased by approximately 1%, compared to a five-year average increase of 5% for this period. Moving from April to May, the top three export buyers of U.S. turkey remained as Mexico, Canada, and Jamaica absorbing 31.76 million pounds, 1.10 million pounds, and 0.77 million pounds, respectively.

Mexico was the primary driver of the overall decrease in turkey...

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Jul 18 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Gorica Rajcic-Spasojevic Named Headstart Hatching General Manager

Headstart Hatching, a new custom turkey hatchery startup expected to hatch approximately 45 million turkey poults a year, has appointed Dr. Gorica Rajcic-Spasojevic as its general manager.

She brings 35 years of turkey industry expertise to Headstart, having previously held key technical and operational roles with Foster Farms, Jennie-O Turkey Store and Willmar Poultry Company. She is one of the top turkey embryologists in the world.

In her new position, Gorica will oversee operations for Headstart’s state-of-the-art hatchery, the first to include technology from sister company Next Nest Hatching, which provides poults with immediate access to feed, water and light after hatching. She will focus on optimizing poult quality and the potential rewards of introducing early nutrition.

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Jul 17 10:57 AM, Urner Barry


Jarrett Foods Custom Poultry Processing Facility Opens

Jarrett Foods, a provider of custom poultry processing solutions, has begun operations at its newly renovated and expanded headquarters in Canon, Georgia.

"We are excited that our new poultry processing facility is operational," Jarrett Foods CEO Heath Jarrett said. "We look forward to producing high-quality poultry products that are tailored specifically to each client needs."

The company has transformed an existing 44,853-square-foot building on Grady School Road into a state-of-the-art poultry processing complex, now spanning a total of 53,972 square feet...

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Jul 17 10:48 AM, Urner Barry


USDA Makes Record-Breaking $14.3 Million Investment in Farm to School Grants

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is awarding a record-breaking $14.3 million in Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grants to 154 projects in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. These investments will help 1.9 million children eat more tasty, nutritious foods in school, while supporting farmers and producers in their local and regional communities.

“Farm to School is a huge win for children, schools, farmers, producers and communities,” said Secretary Vilsack. “When schools have access...

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Jul 17 8:55 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: China’s June 2024 Meat Imports at 12-Month Low, 1H 2024 Fell 13.4% YoY

China’s June 2024 meat imports, including entrails, slipped to a 12-month low, with volumes recorded at 514,957 mt, as shown by preliminary customs statistics from the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China.

Imports plunged 31.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) and fell 7.5% month-on-month (m-o-m) from May 2024's556,642 mt as the world’s second largest economy continued to struggle with low domestic consumption.

In the first half of 2024, China imported...

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Jul 17 8:12 AM, Urner Barry


The Retail Rundown: Grocers Vie with Foodservice During Peak Travel Season

Summer is usually the peak demand period for foodservice, as warmer weather encourages vacation plans and out-and-about activities. As more consumers embark on trips, spending is typically increased at restaurants and bars.

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday showed that restaurant business rose 0.3 percent last month, likely supported by the summer travel season. Overall retail sales in June remained unchanged from May, outpacing expectations for a decline. Stock futures climbed following the stronger-than-expected data, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to... 

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Jul 17 6:53 AM, UB Newswires


Bojangles Brings Back BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Exclusive WWE Collectible Cups

Bojangles, the beloved Carolina-born restaurant chain known for its legendary flavor, announces the return of its BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich for a limited time only. This fan-favorite features a tender, juicy North Carolina pit-smoked pulled pork piled high and topped with the restaurant’s signature BBQ sauce and crisp, creamy house-made coleslaw.

This year, fans can enjoy the delicious BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with an extra special side. Throughout the month of July, and while supplies last, Bojangles is partnering with WWE to celebrate... 

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Jul 16 10:07 AM, Urner Barry


Cargill Surpasses 50 Percent Completion Milestone for Regina Canola Processing Facility

Cargill, a global leader in oilseed processing, today announced it has surpassed the 50 percent completion milestone in the construction of its new canola facility located at the Global Transportation Hub in West Regina, Sask. Cargill broke ground on the facility in July 2022 and anticipates opening in 2025. The new facility will have the capacity to process 1 million metric tons of canola per year, producing crude canola oil for food and biofuel markets and canola meal for animal feed...

 

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Jul 16 10:03 AM, Urner Barry


January AI and Mars Leverage AI to Generate Product and Consumer Insights

January AI has developed an AI platform, based on digital twin technology, that enables the prediction of consumer reactions to foods without the need for consumption. Working together with Mars, known for snacking, food, and pet care brands, through its research arm, the Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI), January AI will leverage their artificial intelligence tools to generate new insights that could be used to shape future research and development efforts.

The collaboration combines January AI's advanced digital twin technology with Mars’ significant R&D...

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Jul 16 9:50 AM, Urner Barry


Cargill Invests $1 Million in Research on Methane Reduction in Cattle

Cargill, a global food and agriculture leader, has issued a $1 million grant to Colorado State University to help fund the university’s AgNext research program. The contribution will support cutting-edge research aimed at promoting sustainable animal agriculture practices and reducing the environmental impact of the beef industry.

“Working closely with industry partners like Cargill, researchers and producers, AgNext is helping develop innovative, scalable solutions that move the livestock industry toward a more sustainable future,” said Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, director of AgNext and Co-Pl...

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Jul 16 9:44 AM, Urner Barry


AW Farms Recalls Ready-To-Eat Hot Dog Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

AW Farms, an Argillite, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,900 pounds of hot dog products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The ready-to-eat hot dogs were produced on various dates since approximately May 30, 2024, and have a shelf-life of 45 days. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 10-lb. boxes containing two 5-lb. vacuum-packed packages containing “FRENCH CITY FOODS 6” ...
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Jul 16 8:51 AM, Urner Barry


The Makers of the SPAM® Brand Fire Up Fan Tastebuds with New SPAM® Korean BBQ Flavored Variety

The makers of the SPAM® brand are turning up the heat with the official launch of SPAM® Korean BBQ Flavored, a sweet yet spicy variety that features a bold blend of umami and Korean-inspired spices. Now available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com, the new flavor is a flavorful tribute to the SPAM® brand's popularity in Korean culture and the growing trend of Korean BBQ on menus across America...

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Jul 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: 1H 2024 in Review, Australia’s Beef Industry Navigates Surge in US Exports 

For a relatively small, cattle producing country, Australian beef is heavily traded. In fact, it's on the podium for one of the world's most traded this year. Australia's beef industry in the first half of 2024 has navigated a dynamic landscape reshaped by global market shifts and regional challenges. This period has been marked by significant export expansions to the world’s largest beef market, the US. Despite facing challenges in Asian markets due to evolving consumer demand dynamics, Australia continued to position...

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Jul 16 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Butterball’s New packaging to Hit Retailer Shelves in August

Butterball is rolling out a new look for its portfolio of retail products for the first time since 2018. The dramatic redesign aims to enhance the consumer shopping experience by incorporating a consistent look and feel across all product lines with easy-to-read labeling, an eye-catching bright blue design, and an interactive QR code to boost shopper engagement with the brand.

“Butterball is always striving to provide a consistent shopping experience for consumers across our different product categories, so achieving that was top of mind for this redesign,”...

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Jul 15 10:20 AM, Urner Barry


Taylor's Sausage, Inc. Recalls Ready-To-Eat Landjaeger Sausage Products 

Taylor's Sausage, Inc., a Cave Junction, Ore., establishment, is recalling approximately 74 pounds of ready-to-eat Landjaeger sausage 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 soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The shelf-stable, ready-to-eat Landjaeger sausages were produced on Dec. 8, 2023, and packaged on Dec. 19, 2023. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14.4 oz. vacuum-packed packages containing...
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Jul 15 9:33 AM, Urner Barry


ANALYSIS: Peeled Knuckles Defy Seasonal Trends Fueled by Lean Beef Demand

Back in April, we highlighted how record-high prices of 90% boneless beef had a massive impact on several items within the boxed beef complex, most notably, peeled knuckles. That trend has moved on through the summer as prices for peeled knuckles have reached their highest point in history, aside from 2020, when the COVID pandemic was in full swing.

At present, Choice peeled knuckles sit at $4.00/lb., this is roughly 21.8% higher than at this time last year...

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Jul 15 8:00 AM, Urner Barry







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