Tyson Foods has offloaded its California-based Golden Island jerky business to Jack Link’s for an undisclosed figure.
Golden Island, which was acquired by Tyson in 2014 as part of its purchase of Hillshire Farms, produces a range of jerky made from beef, pork and turkey.
In a statement, Jack Link’s said: “Golden Island is known for its gourmet varieties – using a proprietary cooking and marinating process to kettle cook its beef and flame grill its pork jerky in small batches.
“Jack Link’s will maintain the Golden Island brand and continue to use the same recipes/cooking techniques used by the original founders. We will be integrating Golden Island production into our Alpena, South Dakota, production facility.”
The company said it anticipates hiring additional team members at the Alpena plant.
Wisconsin-based Jack Link’s owns meat snack brands such as Lorissa’s Kitchen and BiFi. Last year, the company bolstered its Peperami portfolio in the UK with a tender jerky range and a snack box with cheese.
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