Another E. coli case linked to beef from XL Foods’ Brooks, Alberta processing facility has raised the number of victims in the ongoing outbreak to 18. This newest victim, an Alberta resident, became ill around Oct. 15 from eating beef kept in a home freezer, according to the provincial health agency, which is continuing the…

Set aside its less-than-stellar first week on the job, set aside the howling by some ranchers about the usual antitrust complaints, and set aside that nothing is yet final, and you still have smart money betting that this new makeup of the North American beef industry is going to be around for a long, long…

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…

Greeley, CO-based JBS USA Beef says it saw a two-thirds reduction in microbial counts for E. coli O157:H7 in its eight domestic processing plants during the first half of 2011 when compared with the year earlier.  

Cattle Buyers Weekly in Petaluma, CA reports that JBS, the American subsidiary of Brazil’s JBS S.A., credits a …

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 …

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.

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On Dec. 2, Colorado-based Beef Division of JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of JBS S.A., announced its…

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 …

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 …

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,…

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 …