PoultryUSA - March 2018 - 45
THE WORLD'S LEADING BROILER, TURKEY AND EGG PRODUCERS
Food. In September 2017, Simmons announced its plans to build a new chicken
facility in Benton County, Arkansas. The
planned $300 million plant will produce
fresh and frozen chicken products for
retail and restaurant customers and process as much as 850 million pounds of
poultry meat annually. It could open in
2019. As of December 2017, the plant is
still waiting for approval from local planning authorities.
In October 2017, the Center for
Investigative Reporting published an article, called "All Work. No Pay." The article focused on Simmons Foods' plants'
use of workers placed in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. The article
led to two lawsuits against Simmons and
the rehab program, Christian Alcoholics
and Addicts in Recovery, alleging the
two entities benefited from the use of
forced, unpaid labor.
19 Claxton Poultry Farms
RTC '17......................... 8.85 ▲2.79%
(mil lbs. weekly)
Sales '17 (mil)
Heads slaughtered (mil/wk)
Feed mill capacity (tons weekly)
switched 100 percent of its
production to no antibiotics
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