In the US, Tyson Foods has announced an agreement to sell one of its two Mallard's Foods processing plants in Modesto, California to Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods of Austin, Texas.
The sale will include the Mallard's Stoddard Road facility, which produces gourmet pasta and sauces, and will not include the company's L Street plant in Modesto.
Tyson Foods has owned the Mallard's Foods plants, which operated under the Tyson Prepared Foods group, since 1997. Michael Angelo's will be offering the plant's 133 team members employment. Terms of the sale, which is expected to close May 31, are not being announced.
Tyson Foods, founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world's largest processor and marketer of beef, chicken and pork. It produces a wide variety of brand name, processed food products. The company has 120,000 employees and more than 300 facilities and offices in 30 states and 22 countries.