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Kansas City Star Finishes Probing Series on US Beef Industry

Discusses tenderization risks, antibiotics in livestock

On Tuesday the Kansas City Star published the final installment of “Beef’s Raw Edges,” its three-day investigative series examining the current state of the U.S. beef industry. The project was spearheaded by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Mike McGraw. The work follows a yearlong investigation during which The Star was given rare access to the processing plants of… Continue Reading

JBS Takes Over Suspended Brooks Plant; CFIA Prepares Recommendations

The biggest beef recall in Canada’s history was eclipsed within a few hours this week by a new management agreement shifting control and potentially the ownership of the troubled Brooks, Alberta plant to the world’s biggest beef company, JBS of Brazil. Brooks’ Mayor Martin Shields immediately said it was positive news that means the processing… Continue Reading

Louisville Mayor to Hear JBS Ammonia Leak Concerns

The anhydrous ammonia leak Wednesday at the JBS pork plant in the Butchertown neighborhood east of Louisville’s downtown was called “an extremely scary industrial accident” by a local resident leader who plans to meet with Mayor Greg Fischer on Saturday. About 700 JBS employees were forced to flee from the pork slaughterhouse when alarms went… Continue Reading

More Eyes Aimed at America’s Beef

In another step forward in the battle against foodborne illnesses, the world’s largest beef producer and processed-beef exporter is installing around-the-clock remote video auditing in its eight beef plants in the United States. On Dec. 2, Colorado-based Beef Division of JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of JBS S.A., announced its decision… Continue Reading

JBS Unit Again Recalls Banned Beef from Brazil

With JBS, SA, the largest beef company on the planet based in Brazil, and Sampco Inc., its export/import operation based in Chicago, one might think the biggest pros in the business could keep meat from one banned Brazilian processing plant from getting into the United States. But one would be wrong. For the third time… Continue Reading