United States

Smithfield Foods has made advancements in its renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods progresses gas project

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Smithfield Foods, along with Dominion Energy, has broken ground on what is being described as North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project.

Tyson Manufacturing Automation Center is located in Springdale, Arkansas

Tyson opens new technology development facility

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Foods has created a new, state-of-the-art facility designed to help the company develop more automation and robotics for its food production plants.

US Senate to debate strengthening meat border checks

US Senate to debate strengthening meat border checks

By Ed Zwirn, in New York

A bipartisan bill has been proposed in the United States Senate to fill what the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has warned is a shortage of nearly 700 agricultural inspectors at ports of entry.

The Strauss family has sold their ethical meat business to a private equity firm

Ethical meat brand Strauss acquired

By Aidan Fortune

Ethically-raised specialty meat producer Strauss has been acquired by private equity firm Insight Equity Holdings.

US beef sector fights back against meat alternatives

US beef sector fights back against meat alternatives

By Aidan Fortune

The US beef industry has vowed to “redouble efforts” against what it feels is deceptive and erroneous marketing and nutritional claims by plant-based and lab-created alternatives.