Tyson Gets New CEO

Top 100© Lister Tyson Foods has a new chief executive officer, following the departure of Tom Hayes after less than two years.

Noel White, a company veteran who now serves as chief operations officer, will take over as CEO at the end of September. White has been with Tyson since its acquisition of IBP in 2001.

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Stacy’s Snacks Introduces Cheese Petites Baked Cheese Snacks

The Stacy’s Snacks brand is introducing Cheese Petites, a snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. Designed to be enjoyed on-the-go or featured as the new centerpiece of any food spread, the crackers come in Parmesan with Rosemary and Romano with Garlic and Pepper flavors. With cheese as the first ingredient, one serving is a good source of calcium and delivers 6g of protein.

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Kellogg Honey Smacks Salmonella Cases Reach 130

As of Aug. 30, 130 people have been sickened by salmonella linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. The source of the contamination has not been identified, but the FDA noted its discussions involved not just Kellogg but an unidentified contract manufacturer.

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Garden of Life Rolls Out Goal-Oriented Protein Bars

Today’s health-conscious consumers are setting goals — whether it’s a fitness goal, a lifestyle goal or a goal to attain or maintain their optimal wellness — and they are looking for convenient, great-tasting, truly clean protein on the go. In response, Garden of Life is rolling out GōL (pronounced goal) bars.

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Tyson Buying Keystone Foods for $2.16 Billion

Tyson Foods Inc. on Aug. 20 revealed an agreement to buy Keystone Foods, a major supplier to foodservice customers, from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pa., Keystone supplies chicken, beef, fish and pork to some of the world’s leading quick-service restaurant chains, as well as retail and convenience store channels. McDonald’s was among its top clients. Its product portfolio includes chicken nuggets, wings and tenders; beef patties; and breaded fish fillets.

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