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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

JBS to Pay $2 Million in PA Water Pollution Case

JBS USA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement last week over one of the company’s plants’ alleged failure to comply with the Clean Water Act and the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law, which government officials say caused major fish kills in Pennsylvania waterways. The agreement requires JBS, which purchased the facility from Smithfield… Continue Reading

Meat Producer Forms Food Safety Team

JBS S.A., the world’s largest beef producer, has formed a Food Safety and Quality Advisory Team for its American division, JBS USA. Based in Greeley, CO, JBS USA maintains one of the country’s largest beef and pork processing capacities. The Advisory Team will consist of JBS personnel and six industry experts from Colorado State University,… Continue Reading

JBS Takeover of Pilgrim's Pride Approved

Like a railroad engineer looking down the tracks and seeing nothing but green lights coming at him, JBS S.A. is now all but certain to take over America’s largest chicken producer. That’s because the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is no longer investigating possible antitrust violations that might be raised by the JBS takeover of… Continue Reading