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Tyson Foods, National Association of Convenience Stores Donate Truckload of Protein to Atlanta Food Bank

Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) partnered today to donate a truckload of protein to Atlanta Community Food Bank to help eliminate hunger in the greater Atlanta area.

Atlanta Community Food Bank, which serves 29 counties, will distribute the donated food through its service network of 600 agency partners, including nonprofit and faith-based organizations providing daily meals and food pantry services across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. 

“We are thankful for the generosity of Tyson Foods and the NACS for their donation of more than 33,000 pounds of food,” said Kyle Waide, CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “One in seven people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia need help putting food on the table. This partnership allows us to provide high quality protein for thousands of them.”

NACS is holding its annual NACS Show at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta this week. More than 20,000 attendees from 60-plus countries are expected to attend the event, which is one of the largest tradeshows in the country.


Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of Foodservice Popcorn Chicken
Affected product is not sold in stores

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today a voluntary recall of 1,148 pounds, or 35 cases, of Tyson® Fully Cooked Golden Crispy Popcorn Chicken sold to a single wholesale distributor in Illinois. Distribution of the product was limited to Missouri and Illinois. 

No injuries have been reported with this recall. One customer found a piece of plastic in the packaging of one bag of product, prompting the company to issue the recall. Though the plastic piece was found in only one package, out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling limited amounts of product.

It’s important to note that this product is not sold in stores and is not available to purchase by retail customers. Products sold in smaller packages or at any retailer are not affected by this recall.

Beyond Meat And Tyson Foods Announce Investment Agreement
Tyson Foods, Inc. has taken a 5-percent ownership stake in plant-based protein producer Beyond Meat, both companies announced today. The investment, provided through a fundraising initiative by Beyond Meat, will provide additional capital to help the company expand its product portfolio and distribution. Beyond Meat will remain an independent, privately held company led by Founder and CEO Ethan Brown.

Tyson Foods Announces Charitable Giving Milestone in Chicago Area

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) announced today that it has given more than $1.1 million in community grants and product donations to the greater Chicago area during its 2016 fiscal year, which ended October 1.

The company’s charitable giving efforts are focused on two areas: Addressing hunger relief, and promoting health and nutrition education by partnering with organizations such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Top Box Foods. 

Tyson Foods and Taco Bell® Awarded Most Innovative New Product

Five years ago, Taco Bell asked Tyson Foods a question: “Can you put cheese inside a tortilla?”

Tyson Foods is being honored as the Prepared Foods Spirit of Innovation Awards Editor’s Pick and Most Innovative New Product for its answer – the Quesalupa®.

The perfect spicy kick and right gooey pull of pepper jack cheese combined with the tender bite of the chewy, flaky Chalupa® shell have made the Quesalupa® a consumer favorite – Taco Bell has sold more than 74 million Quesalupas® since its 2016 Super Bowl launch. But the road to the unique Quesalupa® experience wasn’t easy.

The development of the Quesalupa® took the Tyson Foods and Taco Bell teams about three years and 2,100 hours filled with innovative thinking and hundreds of prototype samples. 

Tyson Foods Miles that Matter Program Donates to NWA Food Bank

Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today a 50,000 pound donation of protein to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in honor of the company’s inaugural Miles that Matter initiative.

Beginning in June, 2016, more than 500 Tyson Foods Team Members participated in the program by walking, running or cycling on the Razorback Greenway. For every mile completed, Tyson pledged to donate one pound of protein to the food bank, up to 50,000 pounds. Team Members finished the summer with more than 12,000 total miles. 

Tyson Fresh Meats Announces Council Bluffs Expansion

Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), is investing $27 million to expand the production capacity of its case-ready beef and pork plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The project will include a 55,000 sq. foot addition for new production lines and warehouse space and increase the plant’s capacity to produce fresh ground beef, beef and pork cuts, and meal kits that are ready for distribution to retail grocers. The expansion is underway and scheduled to be completed in July 2017. It is expected to add 350 jobs, bringing total employment at the plant to more than 1,400.

Tyson Foods Voluntarily Recalls 5 lb. Bags of Chicken Nuggets Sold at Costco Stores
Tyson Foods, Inc. announced today a voluntary recall of 5-pound bags of Tyson® Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets that were sold at Costco locations nationwide and a small number of 20-pound cases of bulk Spare Time brand cooked nugget-shaped chicken breast pattie fritters with rib meat that were sold to a single wholesaler in Pennsylvania.

Lift Up America, Cleveland Indians, Tyson Foods, Greater Cleveland Food Bank And Insurance Partners Agency Team Up To Host Food Drive At Progressive Field
Lift Up America and the Cleveland Indians are teaming up with Tyson Foods for the tenth consecutive year to help bring the gift of food to more than 30 Cleveland-area pantries and hot meal programs this Friday, September 16, at Progressive Field.

Tyson Foods on Course for More Growth
Executives from Tyson Foods, Inc. today told investors at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference that the company is producing higher, more stable earnings and sales volume growth.

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