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Beyond Meat said Tuesday it has suspended Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey following his arrest over the weekend for biting a man’s nose.


Ramsey’s suspension comes into force with immediate effect, the plant-based food company said. in a press release, According to the release, Jonathan Nelson, senior vice president of manufacturing operations at Beyond Meat, will now oversee operations “on an interim basis.”

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The now-suspended COO, who attended Beyond Meet in December 2021, faces charges of third-degree battery and terroristic intimidation About Fox 24 reported that the brawl occurred Saturday in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The fight reportedly took place after a game between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri State Bears.

According to a police report, Ramsey became angry when another driver approached him in a traffic lane and approached the front passenger wheel of Ramsey’s Ford Bronco SUV.

The police report alleges that Ramsey got out of his vehicle and punched through the rear windshield of the other driver’s car. The driver told police that he got out of his car and Ramsey pulled him over and started punching him. According to the police report, Ramsey also cut off the tip of the other driver’s nose, causing his flesh to burst.

The driver and witnesses told police that Ramsey had threatened to kill the other person. The people in both the vehicles got down and separated the two youths.

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Ramsey is to appear in court in connection with the incident on October 19.

Prior to joining Beyond Meat, he held various positions at Tyson Foods, including leading its retail poultry operations and serving as president of its global McDonald’s business. his biography On the Beyond Meat Investors website. He started at Tyson Foods in 1992.

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In early August, Beyond Meat informed of Net revenue of $147 million for the second quarter of 2022, down 1.6% compared to $149.4 million in reported net revenue for the same period last year. The company reported that its net loss increased to $97.1 million in the second quarter of 2022 from $19.7 million in the same quarter of 2021.