Tyson Foods News

Md. Court Finds Tyson Foods Liable in Farm Worker’s Lung Disease Claim

Tyson Foods is known for its chickens, but the company says all of its poultry is raised by independent farmers. A decision by a Maryland appellate court last week calls that independence into question. The Court of Special Appeals ruled …

Livestock Markets Jolted by Tyson Beef Plant Fire

A fire at a major U.S. beef processing plant earlier this month is upending American livestock markets, slamming cattle prices while benefiting meatpacking companies. The Tyson Foods Inc. plant in Holcomb, Kansas, had the capacity to slaughter 6,000 head a …

Cattle Producers Concerned About Effects From Tyson Fire

HOLCOMB, Kan. — A fire which indefinitely closed a Tyson meat processing plant in Holcomb could disrupt already strained processing operations, sparking fears from cattle producers who braced for tumbling market prices. Tyson has said it will reopen the plant …

Tyson to Rebuild Plant After Fire, Assures Weekly Pay for Full-Time Workers

U.S. meat processor Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it will rebuild a Kansas beef plant after a fire heavily damaged the facility last week and that full-time, active employees would be paid weekly until production resumes. The company said …

Tyson Bets on Robots to Fight Meat Industry Worker Shortage

When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all. The U.S. meat giant is betting that automation and robotics can alleviate a …

Justice Dept. Probes Claims of Poultry Price-Fixing

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into allegations that chicken processors, including Tyson Foods Inc., Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. and Sanderson Farms Inc., conspired to fix prices. Prosecutors disclosed the grand jury probe in a court filing Friday …

Tyson Ventures Invests in Food Safety Testing Firm Clear Labs

Tyson Ventures has already made splashes buying stakes in alternative protein companies. Now, the venture capital arm of giant Tyson Foods Inc. is betting the meat industry will beef up its food-safety platforms. The unit is investing in Clear Labs …

Some Arkansas Chicken Plant Workers Still Hospitalized

Approximately 300 people at a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in northwest Arkansas were evacuated and 173 were sent to local hospitals after an accidental mixture of chemicals created a chlorine gas inside part of the facility. Company spokesman Gary …