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Abner’s celebrates the success of 20 years of chicken

In January 1993, years ago, Abner White started small in Oxford. He had five tables, one cheap cash register, two small fryers, one griddle and a fountain drink machine. “That was it,” he said. He shared eight parking spaces with an adjacent gas station. The menu featured less than a half-dozen items – all fried to keep things simple, White ...

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Man gets probation, fine for role in frozen chicken case

OCEAN SPRINGS — A man charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia has been sentenced to three years on probation and a $2,000 fine. Terry White of Ocean Springs was indicted in the case along with two others, Gerald Miller of Gautier and Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. White pleaded guilty in the case. The others were ...

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Hearing set for this month in poultry export conspiracy case

GULFPORT — A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19 for a man who pleaded guilty in an alleged conspiracy to falsify the temperatures of chicken exported from Mississippi to Russia. An April 2012 indictment says Terry White and two others arranged the export of chicken that did not meet temperature requirements under a trade agreement with Russia. The men ...

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Distributor recalls frozen chicken due to misbranding, allergen

PEARL — A Mississippi distributor of frozen chicken has recalled nearly 2,500 pounds of meals because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department Agriculture. Traditions Meal Solutions, located in Pearl said in a news release yesterday that the 2,486 pounds of recalled frozen chicken meals contain milk but that it is not on the label. Milk ...

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Cal-Maine settles anti-trust lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania

JACKSON — Egg producer Cal-Maine Foods Inc. said today that it agreed to settle egg antitrust class action claims for $28 million pretax. The claims were filed in Pennsylvania federal court. Class members can opt in or out of the settlement. The class-action lawsuit alleges that Cal-Maine and some producers of shell eggs and egg products conspired to decrease the ...

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Report: Numerous meat-processing plants unsanitary

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports that more than two dozen Mississippi slaughterhouses and poultry meat processing plants have violated sanitation or food safety guidelines over the past decade — and most did both. The newspaper analyzed records from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service database of enforcement action against federally inspected facilities. It says that 50 such facilities ...

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Trial begins over handling of Russian poultry exports

PASCAGOULA — The trial has begun for two men charged with falsifying temperatures of poultry exported from Pascagoula to Russia. Court records say a jury was seated yesterday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport for 39-year-old Gerald Miller of Gautier and 55-year-old Patrick McClain of Pascagoula. A third man, 38-year-old Terry White of Ocean Springs, has already pleaded guilty in ...

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Sanderson outperforms Wall Street forecast

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. said today that its fiscal second-quarter net income rose 2 percent thanks to higher demand for poultry products. Its performance topped Wall Street’s view. Shares climbed in premarket trading. The poultry company earned $24.4 million, or $1.06 per share, for the three months ended April 30. That’s up from $23.9 million, or $1.04 per share, ...

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La. company recalling thousands of pounds of stew

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Acadian Fine Foods LLC of Church Point, La., is recalling 17,000 pounds of pork and chicken stews because labels don’t list whey and soy as ingredients. Some people are allergic to those substances. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday. The agency says the single-serving stews were distributed to stores ...

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Poultry producers face myriad of challenges this year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The impact of last year’s drought on feed costs is not the only challenge poultry growers face in 2013. Production costs, expansion issues, waste regulations, competition from other meat sources and the next grain crop are major factors impacting the poultry industry this year. “Some of the corn produced last year had to go to ethanol, so ...

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