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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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
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....
01 May 2020
View news from Brazil Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
10 April 2020
View news from Brazil Egypt authorises 42 Brazilian meat plants for exports
According to a statement from Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry, Egypt has authorised 15 beef plants and 27 chicken plants for exports to Egypt....
03 April 2020
View news from Brazil Brazilian meatpacker BRF on recruitment drive amid COVID-19 outbreak
BRF announces that it will hire an additional 2,000 workers in order to maintain production levels....
30 March 2020
View news from Brazil Brazil’s beef exports to China trend upward for March
China has resumed importing high quantities of Brazilian meat after slowing imports during the first two months of 2020....
 
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