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Tyson Foods and Tyson de México Support Flood Relief Efforts

by 5m Editor
17 December 2007, at 1:24pm

US poultry giant, Tyson Foods and its Tyson de México poultry subsidiary are providing financial support and food to aid flood recovery efforts in southeastern Mexico.

Heavy rains in the Mexican state of Tabasco last month flooded rivers in the low-lying region, reportedly flooding 80 percent of the state as well as parts of the state of Chiapas.

The flooding and resulting mudslides resulted in deaths, as well as damage to the homes of half a million people.

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“Based on our experience with other disaster relief work, we realize every dollar of support and every pound of food is valuable in the effort to help people who are desperately in need. ”

Jose Arana, Tyson's SVP and Country Manager for Mexico


Tyson Foods has contributed $10,000 through the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas, to support recovery efforts.

In addition, Tyson de México, a poultry operation located in north central Mexico, has shipped two truckloads of chicken to the Mexican Association of Food Banks (AMBA) for distribution to those in need.

"Based on our experience with other disaster relief work, we realize every dollar of support and every pound of food is valuable in the effort to help people who are desperately in need," said Jose Arana, Tyson's SVP and Country Manager for Mexico.

"We hope the contributions of our company as well as other businesses, organizations and individuals will speed the recovery process in the region."

Tyson Foods has long been active in disaster relief, frequently providing assistance to communities and regions affected by major storms. The company is also involved in the fight against hunger. Since making a commitment in 2000 to play a major role in hunger relief, Tyson Foods has donated more than 48.2 million pounds of protein to hundreds of food banks and feeding agencies.

Tyson de México, based in Monterrey with production facilities in Gómez Palacio, Durango, is one of the largest producers of value-added chicken for retail and foodservice customers in Mexico. It is a vertically integrated poultry operation that includes two hatcheries and two feed mills, as well as three processing plants involved in the production of fresh, partially-fried and fully cooked chicken products. Tyson de México currently employs approximately 5,300 Team Members.

5m Editor