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19 October 2020
View news from Brazil JBS CEO says that Brazil is producing more meat with less land
Gilberto Tomazoni, CEO of meat packing giant JBS SA, reports that livestock suppliers in Brazil are producing more while using less land....
View news from Brazil Brazil to suspend tariffs on corn and soy until 2021
Brazil will suspend tariffs on corn and soy imports form countries outside the Mercosur trading bloc until early 2021 in a bid to reduce food prices that are contributing to inflation....
15 October 2020
View news from Brazil J&F Investimentos, parent company of Brazil’s JBS, pleads guilty to US foreign bribery charges
Brazil’s J&F Investimentos plead guilty to US foreign bribery charges and agreed to pay $128.25 million in criminal fines....
12 October 2020
View news from Brazil Barretos beef plant resumes exports to China
COVID-19-affected plant owned by Brazil’s Minerva resumes exports to China....
01 October 2020
View news from Brazil China temporarily suspends beef imports from Minerva plant in Brazil
China has temporarily suspended imports from a beef planted owned by Minerva SA for one week....
24 September 2020
View news from Brazil JBS launches "Together for the Amazon" initiative
The new programme from JBS uses blockchain technology to strengthen livestock supplier monitoring and establishes the JBS Fund for the Amazon, contributing to social development and environmental conservation. ...
23 September 2020
View news from Brazil Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
21 September 2020
View news from Brazil Mountain cheese is first artisanal product to receive Arte Stamp in Santa Catarina
The state of Santa Catarina has started to deliver the Arte Stamp for handmade products. The first product to receive certification in the state was mountain cheese produced by the Zanelato family, in the municipality of Bom Retiro. ...
09 September 2020
View news from Brazil How the novel coronavirus swept through Brazil’s JBS slaughterhouses
As JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, reported second-quarter net profits that were twice as high as analysts expected, Reuters sheds a light how the company contended with COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths among its plant workers in Brazil....
07 September 2020
View news from Brazil Investigation opens after accidental worker death at JBS plant in Brazil
JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, says that Brazilian authorities are investigating the death of a worker at one of its beef plants....
27 August 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s Marfrig introduces “carbon neutral” beef
Brazilian food processor Marfrig, owner of National Beef in the United States, has launched a new line of beef products from cows sourced from sustainable farms....
21 August 2020
View news from Brazil JBS plant in Brazil has been ordered to impose a 1.5-meter worker distancing after coronavirus outbreak
A beef plant in Pontes e Lacerda owned by JBS SA has been ordered by a labour court to impose a 1.5-meter distance between workers in the production line to stop the spread of COVID-19....
17 August 2020
View news from Brazil JBS pursues US share listing plan after COVID-19 fallout
Brazil’s JBS SA is reviving plans to list shares on Wall Street after dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....
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....
 
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