Tyson Foods has agreed to pay a settlement of $221.5 million in the broiler chicken antitrust civil price-fixing lawsuit, according to filings Tuesday in federal court in Chicago.
Line speeds at some poultry plants were increased last year, a move critics claim also increased the spread of the coronavirus among poultry plant workers. The administration seeks to make the rule permanent.
China has suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases among workers, the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council said on Tuesday.
Michigan is under a stay-at-home order in an effort to fight the coronavirus. However, farm work must go on and it is business as usual for many operations.
The Humane Society asks attorneys general to investigate allegations the poultry giant misled consumers about how it treats its birds.
Size matters for producers as smaller birds mean bigger profit and fast-food demand for small birds is helping prop up margins.
Tyson Seeking to Boost Food Brands as It Hunts for Acquisitions
While petting the family dog is nice, Americans—obviously, with too much time and disposable income on their hands—say there is something curiously satisfying to petting on a chicken.