Cargill to end turkey production at Texas plant


By Erica Shaffer, Food Business News



WACO, TEXAS – Cargill recently decided to end fresh and frozen whole turkey production at the company’s turkey and cooked meats facility in Waco, Texas, in November this year.


Daniel Sullivan, media relations director for North America at Cargill, explained that the cooked meats facility, which produces pre-sliced and other deli products, will continue operating.


The plant was established in 1965. Approximately 27,000 turkeys are processed at the 381,000-square-foot facility each day, according to Cargill, and more than 650 people work at the plant.


“The decision to end any operation is never easy, however it was made upon careful consideration,” Mr. Sullivan said, adding that the majority of employees were offered other positions. “Our turkey production footprint...