Beyond Meat, the meat alternative producer, has suspended chief operating officer Doug Ramsey, who was charged with assaulting, including biting the nose, of a man in a parking garage dispute following the Razorback game Saturday in Fayetteville.
Ramsey, a former Tyson Foods executive who works for Beyond Meat in Columbia, Mo., was charged with terroristic threatening and third-degree battery. He’s been released on bond.
Beyond Meat issued this statement:
“Doug Ramsey, Beyond Meat’s Chief Operating Officer, has been suspended effective immediately. Operations activities will be overseen on an interim basis by Jonathan Nelson, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations.”
A CNN report notes recent market and business downturns for Beyond Meat’s plant-based business. Notably, its meat substitute sells for more than USDA ground beef.