Tyson Invests in COVID-19 and USMEF on Exports to Canada
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.
** Tyson Foods will distribute around $ 60 million in bonuses to truck drivers and other front-line workers who keep their food distribution running efficiently during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to Motley Fool at www.fool.com, 116,000 employees will receive a $ 500 bonus, although Tyson will not cut checks until July.
Demand for packaged and processed food is high now because people stay at home, stock up, and eat at home rather than restaurants.
** The USDA has reduced import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears.
However, according to thepacker.com, fragrant pears that are eligible to be shipped to the US must now be planted in the Akesu or Korla region at a production location registered with plant health officials in China and approved by the USDA.
In addition, the USDA said packaging houses must have a tracking system that will allow fruit traceback to individual production sites.
**WE. companies that export pork, beef, and lamb to Canada now face simpler and clearer requirements, thanks to a joint initiative by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Cheyenne McEndaffer from the U.S. Meat Export Federation said that the revised regulation would benefit US exporters and their Canadian customers.
He noted that input from USMEF and other industry associations allowed problems to be identified and addressed.