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14 August 2020
View news from Brazil JBS in the black for the second quarter despite COVID-19 shocks
Brazilian meat packing giant JBA SA posted better than expected results, achieving net profits nearly twice as high as analysts’ average estimates....
10 August 2020
View news from Brazil JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in Brazil as part of pandemic response
Food processing giant JBS SA is hiring an additional 5,200 workers in Brazil in a bid to boost output for its export base while contending with ongoing COVID-19 cases among workers....
29 July 2020
View news from Brazil Nordea sheds €40 million of JBS shares, citing poor environmental and health and safety record
Nordea Asset Management has dropped shares of JBS SA worth about €40 million for all of its funds in July based on the company’s environmental record and response to the COVID-19 pandemic....
20 July 2020
View news from Brazil Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
16 July 2020
View news from Brazil China moves to suspend exports from two meat plants in Brazil over COVID-19 worries
The Chinese government has asked Brazil to stop exports from two meat plants over concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks in food processing centres in the country....
14 July 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
09 July 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil investigates COVID-19 outbreaks in 10 meat plants in Mato Grosso
Brazilian labour prosecutors are probing COVID-19 outbreaks in at least 10 meat processing plants across Mato Grosso state....
07 July 2020
View news from Brazil JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
24 June 2020
View news from Brazil Multiple Brazilian meat exporters sign Chinese customs declarations
Brazilian beef, pork and chicken exporters have signed declarations stating that goods heading to China are free from coronavirus contamination, as per requests from Chinese authorities....
22 June 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil updates its safety guidelines for meatpackers as COVID-19 hammers processing plants
On 19 June, the Brazilian government published new guidelines for meatpackers after a surge of coronavirus cases were reported at meat plants....
20 June 2020
View news from Brazil JBS reports on its $368 million investment in global sustainability initiatives for 2019
Meat packing giant JBS claims to have made significant investments across four key sustainability pillars including environmental stewardship, responsible procurement, animal welfare and social responsibility....
10 June 2020
View news from Brazil JBS gains approval to reopen beef plant in Brazil after COVID-19 outbreak
Labour prosecutors in Brazil have given JBS permission to reopen a beef plant in Rondônia....
04 June 2020
View news from Brazil Greenpeace alleges Brazil meatpackers purchased cattle linked to deforestation
In a report published on 4 June, environmental advocacy group Greenpeace alleges that since 2018, Brazilian meatpackers Marfrig, Minerva and JBS SA purchased thousands of cattle linked to Amazon deforestation....
03 June 2020
View news from Brazil Officials report 2,400 COVID-19 infections among meat plant workers in Brazilian state
Brazil’s labour prosecutor reports that more than 25 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rio Grande do Sul are among meat plant workers....
02 June 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s prosecutors make Marfrig agree to more worker protections amid pandemic
Meat packing giant Marfrig Global Foods has signed a settlement with Brazil’s labour prosecutors that will improve protections for workers amid COVID-19 cases in meat processing plants....
01 June 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian goverment. ...
30 May 2020
View news from Brazil Tips on How to Improve Cattle Performance
ICC Brazil chose four tips that will make a difference in the routine of farmers....
28 May 2020
View news from Brazil JBS plant in rural Brazil ordered close amid COVID-19 outbreak
A labour court in Brazil’s Rondônia state ordered a JBS beef plant to close until all employees were tested for COVID-19....
27 May 2020
View news from Brazil It’s official: Brazil’s JBS, Marfrig and Minerva will export beef to Thailand
JBS SA, Marfrig Global Foods, Minerva Foods and two other Brazilian meat packers have won approval to export beef to Thailand....
26 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil greenlights beef exports to Thailand
Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry reports that Thailand has agreed to accept Brazilian beef imports....
View news from Brazil Workers at Marfrig beef plant test positive for coronavirus
Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig said 25 employees at its unit in Várzea Grande, Brazil tested positive for COVID-19....
22 May 2020
View news from Brazil Marfrig and Minerva plants in Brazil remain open despite coronavirus cases
Brazilian meat producers Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva SA have recorded COVID-19 cases among workers in cattle processing plants in mid-May, but the sites are still operational....
20 May 2020
View news from Brazil UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
18 May 2020
View news from Brazil Kerry Group cuts Brazil workforce as coronavirus erodes restaurant demand
According to union leaders, Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group PLC is reducing its workforce in Brazil in response to COVID-19-related changes in the marketplace....
15 May 2020
View news from Brazil Beef giant JBS reports steep first quarter losses as foreign exchange fluctuations erode bottom line
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA reported a steep 6 billion reais ($1.03 billion) net loss in the first quarter from foreign exchange impacts....
12 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil's JBS donates $120 million to combat COVID-19
As coronavirus infections hit more JBS meat packing plants in Brazil and the United States, the company announces it will donate 700 million reais ($120 million) to initiatives aimed combating the outbreak. ...
08 May 2020
View news from Brazil Abiec finds Brazil's 2020 beef exports steady despite pandemic
Brazil's 2020 beef exports will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. ...
05 May 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian officials warn of agriculture protectionism amid pandemic
According to a draft report obtained by Reuters, Brazilian officials expect the COVID-19 outbreak to spur a rise in global agricultural protectionism as countries attempt to secure national food supplies....
 
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