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PORK UPDATE

China, the world’s biggest consumer of pork, has agreed to resume imports of the meat from 14 U.S. plants and warehouses, ending restrictions that had been in place, in some cases for more than year.

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COSTCO PLANT

Plans to build a $120-million meat processing plant in Morris, Ill., cleared another hurdle with the passage of a proposed annexation agreement with Costco Wholesale Corp. by the Morris City Council, according to Meatingplace.com. The plant is on a 140-acre site and is expected to employ as many as 220 people during peak production seasons… read more

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SHAREHOLDER ACTION

A McDonald’s Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.

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LABELS DO PERSUADE

Consumer perceptions of poultry can be influenced by packaging that touts sustainable or “organic” claims, according to a new study from a graduate student at the University of Arkansas. Researcher Shilpa Samant found that using such wording like “organic” or “no hormones added” on labels provided what her paper on the study described as “higher… read more

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MEAT MERGER

Poultry company Perdue Farms will buy natural meat maker Niman Ranch, which is Chipotle Mexican Grill’s biggest pork supplier. The acquisition was announced Tuesday.

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PORK REMAINS FAVORITE

Pork continues to be the fastest-growing protein for the foodservice industry over the last four years, according to a new study by Chicago-based Technomic Inc. affiliated with the National Pork Board’s Pork Checkoff program.

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PORK PROMOTION

The Pork Checkoff is teaming up with four celebrity chefs for “DJ Grill Crashers,” a summer grilling promotion highlighting flavor and targeting key demographics. The campaign aims to inspire black consumers by encouraging them to cook and enjoy pork in “creative, healthier ways,” according to the news release. To check out recipes and videos, click here.

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WHAT’S ON THE GRILL

A new checkoff-funded infographic illustrates which beef cuts are sold most during the summer grilling holidays to inform retailers on the cuts to stock and promote all season long.

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WALMART RULES

Walmart has announced new farm animal welfare policies, joining a long list of food companies taking steps to change the conditions of the cattle, hogs and poultry in its supply chain.

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COOL RETALIATION

Mexico said it would decide within about 15 days what sanctions to impose on U.S. meat products if the U.S. Congress does not comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on labeling on Thursday.

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