Cargill Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are trying to determine if some meat products were contaminated by an ammonia leak that closed the company’s Ottumwa, Iowa, pork packing plant on Friday, a company spokesman said.
Minnetonka, Minn.-based Cargill is one of the nation's largest beef processors. Federal workplace regulators this week cited Cargill Inc.'s Milwaukee beef slaughterhouse for 23 serious safety violations, the most violations the agribusiness giant has received at any of its U.S. plants in at least a decade.
The U.S. Labor Department says one of the nation's largest meatpackers systematically discriminated against more than 4,000 qualified applicants who sought entry-level jobs at a turkey processing plant in Arkansas. The government seeks to cancel more than $550 million in contracts with the U.S. Defense Department and prevent future contracts until the company stops what they call discriminatory practices.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The family of an Oregon child sickened by salmonella after eating a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Cargill, which recalled 36 million pounds of ground turkey amid an outbreak.
DODGE CITY, Kan. — The giant Cargill Beef slaughter plant on the east edge of Dodge City, Kan., is a factory — in reverse. It takes 6,000 cattle a day and, within a few hours, divides the carcasses into hundreds of cuts of meat and byproducts.
MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill today reported net
earnings of $1.49 billion in the fiscal 2011 second quarter ended Nov.
30, compared with $489 million in the same period a year ago.
Excluding earnings from its majority investment in The Mosaic
Company, Cargill earned $832 million, nearly double last year’s $420
CALGARY — Agrium Inc. said Wednesday it has reached a deal to sell most of the grain business it only just acquired in its purchase of Australian company AWB Ltd. to U.S. agriculture giant Cargill Inc. for about $870 million.
MINNEAPOLIS — Global agribusiness company Cargill says fourth-quarter net income more than doubled as ingredient costs fell and consumer demand began to strengthen. Full-year profits, however, are still lagging behind last year.
WICHITA, Kan. — Cargill’s U.S. meat business, headquartered in Wichita, plans to invest $14.7 million to create a new facility with research, development, culinary, laboratory, pilot plant and distribution capabilities on Wichita Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, in downtown. Named the “Cargill Innovation Center” by an
employee project team, the 75,000-square-foot, two-story complex is being built for Cargill by developer Arco National Construction Company, Inc. and architect GMA Design Group Inc., both headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. Construction is scheduled to begin July 2010, with completion projected for June 2011.
WICHITA, Kan. — Stephanie Smith and Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation announce jointly that they have settled the lawsuit filed by Ms. Smith in December 2009. Ms. Smith, a twenty-two-year-old former dance instructor from Cold Spring, Minn., sued for the severe injuries she suffered as a result of an E. coli O157:H7 infection in Fall 2007. Cargill acknowl-edged responsibility for her injuries since first learning of them and has been providing financial help to her and her family.
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