United States

The NCC said the move would balance the supply and demand situation in the market

NCC thanks USDA for $60m chicken purchase program

By Ashley Williams

The National Chicken Council (NCC) has hailed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to purchase up to US$60 million in chicken products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.

The US is at odds with Indonesia over meat imports

Indonesia anger over US move to punish exporters

By Aidan Fortune

Indonesia has criticised US plans to punish its exporters over Washington claims that the south-east Asian country has failed to fully lift contested restrictions on meat and meat products, saying the country is breaching international commerce rules...

US farmers want origin labelling laws changed

US farmers call for food origin label shake-up

By Aidan Fortune

The US National Farmers Union (NFU) has lent its support to a campaign calling for origin labels to be changed as they are currently hindering beef producers.

Hormel to sell its Freemont facility

Hormel Foods to offload pork facility

By Aidan Fortune

US food producer Hormel Foods Corporation has agreed to sell its Freemont, Nebraska pork processing facility to Wholestone Farms.

The deal is expected to be completed in September

Tyson Foods to sell pizza crust business

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processor Tyson Foods has divested more of its bakery firms with the sale of its pizza crust business as part of its move towards a protein focus.

The US poultry sector has welcomed access to the Moroccan market

US poultry sector reacts to Morocco access

By Ashley Williams

The National Chicken Council and the USA Poultry and Egg Council have hailed the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to access new markets for the sector after securing an import deal with Morocco.

Sealed Air has acquired AFP

Sealed Air acquires AFP

By Aidan Fortune

Packaging provider Sealed Air has acquired AFP, a leading, privately held fabricator of foam, corrugated, moulded pulp and wood packaging solutions.