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Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas Laurel, Miss.-based Sanderson Farms Inc. announced plans to invest more than $100 million in a new big-bird We go compact: GEA Maxi-Stack Spiral Freezers deboning poultry complex in and near Palestine, Texas. The project was revealed Feb. 14 during the company’s annual stockholders meeting at its headquarters. “We look forward to the new marketing opportunities the new facility will create for us in this important region,” said Joe Sanderson Jr., chairman and CEO. “However, construction of the new facility remains on hold until we have better visibility on future prices and availability of grain, and is subject to other contingencies including obtaining necessary permits, negotiating construction contracts, completing construction and obtaining board approval to move forward with the project.” Three facilities are planned, according to the Palestine Economic Development Council. A hatchery and processing plant will be built in Anderson County at a cost of $92 million; and a feed mill will be located in Freestone County at an additional $32 million. ■ USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant The US Dept. of Agriculture will likely approve horse slaughter operations at Valley Meat Company in Roswell, NM. The company could be processing horses within two months. The owner of Valley Meat Co., a former beef processor, sued USDA alleging inaction on the company’s application to resume domestic horse slaughter. Valley Meat had been in negotiations with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to resume inspections, which are required to open the facility for horse slaughter. Lawyers for the company say obstacles to the plant’s opening remain. Animal-rights advocates have fi led petitions hoping to block Valley Meat from processing horses. In response to these efforts, Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) and several other groups GEA Refrigeration Technologies is a leader in the development of new freezing systems for the food processing industries. Due to its extreme compactness, the innovative GEA Maxi-Stack spiral freezer offers a maximum product output in relation to the equipment footprint. GEA Q-belt© outlasts and outperforms existing self-stacking belts. also filed a motion to intervene in the Valley Meat lawsuit. Congress lifted a ban on funding horse-meat inspections. Since then there has been a growing interest in horse slaughter and processing horse meat. ■ GEA Refrigeration Technologies engineering for a better world • March 2013 • Meat&Poultry • 13

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Meat&Poultry - March 2013

Meat&Poultry - March 2013
Table of Contents
Commentary - Food-safety déjà vu
Business Notes - Vilsack details sequester impact on meat industry
More horse meat detected in European products
Smithfield, Kansas City Sausage form jv
Tyson addresses plant closure, acquisitions
Sanderson to build poultry complex in Texas
USDA expected to OK horse-slaughter plant
Washington - Consequences of inspection cuts
Top 100 - This year's Top 100 ranking reflects the industry's evolution during challenging times
Corporate Citizenship - Sustainability-driven
Small Business Matters - Aiming to please
Ingredient Solutions - Accent on adventure
Pork Processing - Hog ties
Tools of the Trade - Cool Birds
Packaging Solutions - MAP mindsets
Show Preview - Worldwide welcome
From the Corral - Slow and steady improvements
Names in the News
New Product Showcase
Classified Advertising
The Insider

Meat&Poultry - March 2013