Before Brazil Police kicked off Operation Car Wash, Wesley and Joesley Batista were JBS S.A.’s principal shareholders.

And they are again today.

JBS S.A. is a Brazilian company that is the largest meat processing enterprise in the world. It produces factory-processed beef, chicken, salmon, and pork and sells by-products from

Continue Reading Wesley and Joesley Batista are back on JBS S.A.’s Board of Directors

JBS SA, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, was bracing for some challenging times over its plan for dual listing its stock but did not expect things to get so personal. However, a collection of United Kingdom Parliamentarians has decided to make it personal by organizing themselves as “Ban the Batistas,” which

Continue Reading MPs want the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to cut JBS out of American financial markets

Blackstone private equity funds own Packer Sanitation Services Inc. (PSSI), which earlier this year was found violating child labor laws at 13 meat processing plants in eight states.

In some instances, child labor was employed to perform food safety jobs such as cleaning dangerous equipment. Blackstone’s PSSI paid fines totaling

Continue Reading UFCW offers union contracts to help PSSI assist in the cleanup of the child labor scandal

If Homeland Security is investigating the meat industry for human trafficking as was reported, it could be a long time before anything specific about that is known. But the Labor Department has now imposed monetary penalties totaling $1.5 million on a labor contractor who placed more than 100 children into

Continue Reading Paid fines indicate meat industry’s use of child labor is more widespread than previously known