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· Tyson Foods spill contaminates Alabama waterway
Tyson Foods officials have confirmed an accidental release of partially treated wastewater from a plant in Hanceville, Ala., has polluted a local waterway in northern Alabama, killing a large number of fish throughout connected streams and tributaries…
· Company waste spills into Mulberry Fork
· Tyson Foods (TSN) Cheers on Robust Chicken & Beef Units
· Tyson Foods recalls over 190K pounds of chicken products due to contamination concerns
· Tyson to Develop Solar-Powered Poultry House
Tyson Foods spill contaminates Alabama waterway
by Talk Business & Politics (AR)
June 11, 2019
Tyson Foods officials have confirmed an accidental release of partially treated wastewater from a plant in Hanceville, Ala., has polluted a local waterway in northern Alabama, killing a large number of fish throughout connected streams and tributaries of Mulberry Fork River. The ecological impact could be seen for 13 miles upstream, according to local news reports.
The spill took place June 6 and Tyson Foods said the site where the spill came from involves a rendering business for River Valley Ingredients, which is used in animal food.
Tyson Foods spokesman Worth Sparkman said the company deeply regrets the incident and has been working with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to make things right.
“We have an environmental contractor onsite and in the waterways, actively working on clean-up and the collection of fish impacted by this incident,” Sparkman told the media. “Monitoring on Tuesday (July 11) shows dissolved oxygen levels are back to normal in the waterways, which is better for all wildlife connected to the creeks and rivers. Our core values include serving as stewards of the environment — in Alabama and every community where we operate — and we take that obligation seriously. Our focus is to deal with the issue at hand, so it’s too early to speculate on our longer-term remediation efforts, but we want the community to know we will be considering several opportunities.”
Company waste spills into Mulberry Fork
Rick Watson, Daily Mountain Eagle (AL)
June 11, 2019
SIPSEY – Citizens gathered at Mulberry Fork in Sipsey to watch as dead fish floated by on Monday. According to a published report in The Cullman Tribune Tyson Foods, Inc. issued a public notice Friday, saying, “Due to a failure in a pipe owned by River Valley Ingredients located near Hanceville, Alabama, partially treated effluent (liquid waste/sewage) is believed to have reached the Dave Young Creek, which flows to the Mulberry Fork.” The spill occurred sometime on Thursday.
The report went on to say the incident occurred at the Tyson rendering plant (formerly American Proteins), located at 1170 County Road 508 in Hanceville.
According to Tyson’s Worth Sparkman, “In an abundance of caution, the public is encouraged to avoid recreating in Dave Young Creek or the Mulberry Fork until further notice.”
Sparkman said River Valley Ingredients acted quickly and is engaged with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and has an environmental management company actively working on clean-up.
Officer Phil Miller who is one of the area game wardens said on Monday afternoon that he has not been in contact with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and is unsure how bad the impact will be along the Mulberry. “The first time I saw any fish coming down was yesterday,” he said. Miller learned about the incident on social media on Saturday afternoon.
The Black Warrior Riverkeepers, which is an environmental group that advocates for the Black Warrior, released the following statement on their Facebook page.
American Proteins had a large wastewater spill (undisclosed amount) sometime yesterday, which caused a massive fish kill. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries (DCNR) and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) are conducting an investigation into the wastewater spill and resulting fish kill today. Unfortunately, everyone should avoid contact with the Mulberry Fork downstream until further notice.
American Proteins [1170 Co. Rd. 508 | Hanceville, AL 35077 (256) 352-9821)], which they say is the largest rendering plant in the world, is now owned by Tyson. The sprawling plant...
Tyson Foods (TSN) Cheers on Robust Chicken & Beef Units
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via Yahoo FInance - June 11, 2019
Tyson Foods, Inc. TSN is a delectable pick for investors, evident from the stock’s rally of 28.5% in the past three months compared with the industry’s rise of 14.9%. This renowned meat products player gains from strong footing in the protein-packed products space as well as lucrative strategies to remain on growth track.
Strength in Protein Packed Food Products Bodes Well
Tyson Foods boasts a rich portfolio of protein packed brands that are growing rapidly across the globe. During the first and the second quarter of fiscal 2019, the company delivered improved sales in the Chicken and Beef categories. Moreover, fiscal 2019, the USDA expects overall domestic protein production (chicken, beef, pork and turkey) to rise roughly 2% year over year. Rising demand for protein-packed food products is a fueling factor for higher protein production.
The company has also acquired a few businesses to bolster offerings, especially in the Chicken segment. Some of the noteworthy buyouts include, Keystone Foods, Advance Pierre, Original Philly Holdings and Hillshire. Apart from this, the company is steadily expanding fresh prepared foods offering, owing to consumers’ rising demand for natural fresh meat offerings without any added hormones or antibiotics. In this respect, the buyout of Tecumseh is quite noteworthy. The company is also exploring opportunities in the alternative sources for meat and protein products.
Financial Fitness Program is on Track
Toward the latter half of 2017, Tyson Foods announced a Financial Fitness Program, with the motive to enhance operating and supply-chain efficiencies, reduce overheads and fuel the bottom line. In fact, the company was successful in generating savings worth $253 million in fiscal 2018, higher than the previous goal of $200 million. The company aims to generate savings from this program through synergies from acquisition integration along with incremental cost optimization that involves the removal of non-value added costs.
Earlier, management had stated that it expects the program to generate savings worth $400 million by 2019 and $600 million by 2020. Majority of these savings are expected to drive the Prepared Foods and Chicken segments.
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Tyson Foods recalls over 190K pounds of chicken products due to contamination concerns
by Madeline Ciak, WSMH FOX 66 (MI)
June 11th 2019
Tyson Foods has launched a recall for over 190,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken due to contamination concerns.
The USDA says that the products may be contaminated with bits of hard plastic.
There have been three consumer complaints from schools about the products so far, according to a news release.
Tyson says the 8.2-pound bags of "fully cooked, whole grain golden crispy chicken chunk fritters" were produced on February 28, 2019, and distributed to both institutions and schools in a 32.81-pound case. They are marked with the number P-1325 inside on the USDA mark of inspection.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions after consuming the product.
Anyone who purchased the product is urged to...
Tyson to Develop Solar-Powered Poultry House
The data and insights from the project will identify sustainable practices and different forms of energy, which Tyson will share with the poultry profession.
By Isabelle Gustafson, Convenience Store Decisions
June 11, 2019
Tyson Foods Inc. and Auburn University’s National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) have announced plans to develop the largest standalone solar-powered poultry house.
The house, one of two in Cullman County, Ala., will be 54-feet by 500-feet and will hold 36,000 broilers. Researchers will compare it to the regular-energy use in the normal operation over a 12-month cycle.
“Auburn University’s NPTC will work closely with Tyson Foods and Southern Solar Systems to provide leadership in the application of solar power technology to broiler production houses,” said Paul Patterson, dean of Auburn’s College of Agriculture. “The research will provide important, new information on how solar power technology can improve environmental sustainability and profits for farmers.”
The poultry house’s power will come from three sources: photovoltaic (PV) panel or solar cell, a battery set and a generator.
“The combination of solar and batteries along with the other technologies are converting power to usable alternating current (AC) that’s identical to grid power,” said Dennis Brothers, extension specialist with NPTC. “Electricity drives all functions in poultry houses and is the largest variable cost for poultry farmers. We believe this new system may reduce costs for farmers while increasing efficiency.”
Tyson said the data and insights obtained from the project would identify sustainable practices and different forms of energy to share throughout the poultry profession...