[23 February/ Global Meat News]

Tyson Foods president and CEO Tom Hayes has announced the company’s plans to expand its portfolio of protein-packed brands and sustainable delivery. Tyson Foods intends to continue investments in innovation to bring a wide range of new products to the market that meet customer demands for fresh food and high protein. Tyson foods plans to reduce workplace injuries and illness by 15% annually, establish science-based sustainability goals through strategic partnerships, ensure humane chicken treatment through continuation of third-party audits of farms, use innovative concept farms to improve how chickens are raised, use innovation to benefit the chickens, environment and food safety and increase business transparency. The company also plans to eliminate the usage of human antibiotics from its broiler chicken by September 2017 through using probiotic and essential oils as alternatives as well as improved housing and selective breeding.