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TYSON FRESH MEATS TO ADD JOBS IN COUNCIL BLUFFS Tyson Fresh Meats Inc., the beef and pork subsidiary of Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods, announced that its Council Bluffs, Iowa-based case-ready beef and pork plant will hire around 60 additional workers and add new lines for the production of pork chops and roasts. The Council Bluffs plant produces packaged beef and pork cuts, including steaks, chops, roasts and spareribs for sale to retail customers. Hiring will begin immediately for general maintenance and labor, material handling and refrigeration, as well as various support positions in quality assurance. "We're excited to create more jobs in Council Bluffs," said Doug Griffin, complex manager at the facility. "We're pleased to be a part of this community and fortunate to have a great workforce to support our plant operations." Tyson Foods acquired the Council Bluffs plant in 2001. The facility currently employs about 1,100 people, generating an annual payroll of more than $36.8 million. The case-ready plant is one of two Tyson plants in Council Bluffs. The other facility is a prepared foods plant which produces dry sausage and pepperoni and employs 130 people.The company also operates a bacon plant in Omaha, Neb., that employs 880 people. TYSON DEFENDS ANIMAL WELFARE PRACTICES Claiming recent animal welfare problems at Tyson Foods, Inc. facilities aren't isolated incidents, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) initiated four separate actions with federal agencies after releasing undercover video footage taken at a Carthage, Texas, Tyson poultry plant last month. But Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson defended the company's animal welfare and handling practices. He said the company is still reviewing the video, but he emphasized that Tyson Foods is "absolutely committed" to proper animal handling. "In addition to training, we regularly conduct our own internal animal handling audits in our plants. Our operations are also subject to third party audits," he said. The ALDF asked the Attorney General of Delaware to investigate Tyson and impose sanctions against the company. The group also filed a complaint with the US Dept. of Agriculture over what the group says are "inhumane animal handling practices and food safety violations." It's all about your product ... ... and the packaging, that makes all the difference. Rely on Germany's most sought after high-speed tray sealers from SEALPAC. This is how we help you to achieve your perfect product presentation: Our leading tool change system, our highest efficiency at the lowest maintenance costs, and the innovative TraySkin® xplus system allows for a product protrusion of up to 3,5 inches. Call today to speak with our packaging experts: 804 261 0580 SEALPAC USA | Richmond, VA 23228 | info@sealpac-us.com | www.sealpac-us.com www.meatpoultry.com | 10.15 | MEAT+ POULTRY 11 http://www.sealpac-us.com http://www.meatpoultry.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MEAT+POULTRY - October 2015

MEAT+POULTRY - October 2015
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COMMENTARY - Barbecue royalty
BUSINESS NOTES - JENNIE-O POISED FOR BEEF BATTLE
CARGILL TO SELL TEXAS PLANT
INDIANA PACKERS TO EXPAND PORK PLANT
TYSON FRESH MEATS TO ADD JOBS IN COUNCIL BLUFFS
TYSON DEFENDS ANIMAL WELFARE PRACTICES
DUBRETON TO BOOST CRATE-FREE PRODUCTION
NATHAN’S FAMOUS LAUNCHES TENDER OFFER
WASHINGTON - Analyzing antibiotics
COVER STORY - BEYOND BACON
PLANT TOUR - Bacon beginnings
BACON PROCESSING - Butcher appeal
PACKAGING SOLUTIONS - On 'board'
Bacon meets HPP
RECALLING KATRINA - PART 2: TIME HEALS
POST-KATRINA - Meat markets make their mark
AT INTRALOX - Employees stepped up in the face of disaster
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL - Decade of Drama
FOOD SAFETY - Controlling contaminants
INGREDIENT ISSUES - Lasting longer, safely
SANITATION TIPS - Personal protective equipment
SMALL BUSINESS MATTERS - Growth pains in the Plains
MEAT-MINDED - Bo's penchant for protein
CONFERENCE PREVIEW - Positive outlook
LABOR - Understanding equal employment
SHOWCASE
NAMES IN THE NEWS
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISERS
THE INSIDER

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