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Hormel Foods group vice president, corporate strategy, Jim Splinter, retires after 36 years with the company. Photo: Hormel Foods

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Hormel Foods VP of corporate strategy retires

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Hormel Foods’ group vice president of corporate strategy, Jim Splinter - who led the acquisition of Justin’s nut butters in 2016 - has retired from the global food company.

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

By Aidan Fortune

Almost a year after the last confirmed evidence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country, Belgium is considering reducing the infected zone.

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

Action urged on skilled butcher shortage

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has called on the government to help keep production lines operating by adding ‘butchers’ to the Shortage Occupation List used to vet skilled migrants.

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