Tyson Foods bolsters sustainability efforts with new goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

US – Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest processor, has set a goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050.  The US meat processor now joins a growing list of food companies such as Nestlé, Heineken, and Diageo that have ambitious net zero-emission targets.  Tyson however, is the first U.S.-based protein company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Target initiative.  The transition to net zero – which includes scopes 1, 2 and 3 – marks an expansion of the…

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Tyson foods launches plant-based products in Asia as BiH dairy producers gear up for Chinese market

ASIA – Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, has launched a new line of plant-based meat alternatives across the Asia Pacific to take advantage of increased demand in the region. The launch under the company’s First Pride brand marks the first time Tyson Foods is introducing plant-based products in the region. First Pride brand is however not new to consumers in the region as Tyson has offered frozen chicken, beef, and fish products under the brand in Malaysia for nearly 15 years. According…

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Tyson Foods promotes COO Donnie King to succeed Dean Banks as President and CEO

US – Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest processor of beef, poultry and pork, has promoted its current chief operations officer Donnie King to the position of President and CEO. Donnie King will succeed Dean Banks who the meat processor said is stepping down from the company and board “for personal reasons”. Banks took the CEO job in October, just as Tyson was rebounding from the coronavirus outbreak that forced the company to shut several plants when workers got sick. Banks was formerly a project lead and on the leadership…

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Cargill, Tyson invest in new capacity expansion to meet anticipated rise in product demands

NORTH AMERICA – Commodities trading giant Cargill and meat processing giant Tyson have announced new investments in capacity expansion aimed at meeting anticipated rise in demand. On its part, Cargill plans to construct a new canola processing facility in Saskatchewan, Canada, in an effort to meet growing global demand for canola products. Construction of the US$350 million project will begin work early next year and is expected to operational by early 2024, creating approximately 50 full-time jobs in the process. Located in Regina, Saskatchewan, the facility is projected to have…

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Tyson Foods opens new US$425m Tennessee poultry complex amid unending price-fixing allegations

US – Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, has officially inaugurated its new poultry complex in Humboldt, Tennessee, following a total investment of US$425 million. Located within the Gibson County Industrial Park , the site consists of a processing plant, feed mill and hatchery, and represents Tyson Foods’ biggest investment in Tennessee. The plant is expected to start production later this month and will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide. According to Tyson Foods, several hundred workers have…

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Kellogg, Tyson make new investments in capacity expansion

BELGIUM – Kellogg, an American multinational food manufacturing company, has announced a €30 million (about US$36 million) investment in its Pringles plant in Mechelen, Belgium, to boost sustainability and throughput. The facility – which is one of two Pringles plants in Europe – ships cans of the brand’s potato chips to more than 40 countries across the continent, North Africa and the Middle East. Kellogg says that the US$36million investment will be used to upgrade production lines with a new fryer to increase throughput. Additionally, the company plans to install…

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Donnie King appointed as Tyson Foods Group Chief Operating Officer

US – American multination meat corporation Tyson Foods has appointed group president of poultry Donnie King to the role of chief operating officer (COO). The appointment comes at a time when the corporation which is the world’s second largest meat company is implementing a number of organisational changes intended to create a more agile business. King took up the position of group president of poultry in September 2020 and will continue to serve in this role, in addition to his COO duties. King first joined Tyson Foods in 1982 where…

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Tyson to buy 49% stake in Malayan Flour Mills Berhad’s poultry business even as Q1 profits plunge

MALAYSIA – American multinational food corporation Tyson Foods has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the poultry segment of Malaysian food manufacturer, Malayan Flour Mills Berhad (MFM). Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork currently operates one plant and one innovation centre in Malaysia. The new partnership will see Tyson invest in the company’s vertically integrated poultry business, which includes feed mills, hatcheries, farms and processing facilities, with the aim of increasing supply flexibility for both companies. “Once completed, the poultry deal…

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Tyson Foods invests US$26m in bacon facility expansion even as it settles chicken price-fixing lawsuit

US – American multinational food corporation Tyson Foods has announced that it is investing $26 million to expand production at its Wright Brand bacon facility in Vernon, Texas. The expansion project – which is scheduled for completion by March this year – is expected to create 32 new jobs, bringing the plant’s workforce to more than 800. The Wright Brand has reportedly increased volume by 29% since 2017, surpassing bacon category growth during the same period. With the expansion, Tyson Foods which is the world’s second largest processor and marketer…

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Meat processing giant Tyson Foods partners NW Natural, BioCarbN to convert methane into renewable natural gas

US – Tyson Foods, the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork has entered into a partnership with NW Natural and BioCarbN that will see methane from some of its facilities converted into renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is produced from organic materials like agricultural and forestry by-products, food waste, wastewater, or landfills, and is a unique and valuable form of renewable energy.  It combines similar emission reduction benefits of traditional, intermittent renewables such as wind and solar, with the reliability and seasonal storage capabilities of…

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