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JBS chiefs enter plea bargain amid bribery claims

Seven executives of Brazilian meatpacker JBS, including the billionaire Batista brothers who run the company, have entered a plea bargain in yet another corruption scandal.

Brazil’s Minerva Foods linked to police probe

Meatpacker Minerva Foods is cooperating with police in Brazil in their probe into government corruption, but has stopped short of confirming it is a subject of investigation, despite media reports...

Brazil police probe ‘corruption’ in agriculture ministry

Brazilian police have opened two separate “corruption” investigations into whether food companies, including meatpackers, received illicit protection from government sometimes in exchange for bribes.

JBS posts poor income amid bribery investigation

Brazil-based JBS, one of the world’s largest meatpackers, has reported poor results for the first quarter of 2017.  

Industry ‘must’ cut antibiotics, says poultry council

International chicken business leaders have agreed a united stance on antibiotic use, claiming industry must reduce antimicrobials that pose the “greatest global risk”.

Global meat prices grow despite overall food decline

Most global food commodity prices have continued to decline in 2017 but meat has again bucked this trend, claims the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

Big chicken company reports first-quarter profit

Pilgrim’s Pride, which claims to be the world’s second-largest chicken producer, made over $90m profit in the first quarter of 2017, down by a fifth year-on-year.

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Drive to cut meat eating had biggest impact last year

Pressure from all angles to cut meat consumption for health or environmental reasons had the single biggest impact on the industry last year, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

Healthy snacks drive Kerry Group's volume sales

Ireland-based food giant Kerry Group reported volume growth across the board as demand for healthy snacks, including meat, drove sales at a time when consumer spending is tight.

Brazil meat scandal: limited damage to pork

Brazil is continuing to grow its pork exports and even the recent meat corruption scandal had little to no impact on rising volume trade, Rabobank has claimed. 

Global beef prices tipped to drop this year

International beef prices are set to experience varying levels of decline this year, largely driven by one of the world’s biggest beef importers, the US, according to Informa.

Russia and Brazil seek food deal worth billions

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal seems not to have made Russia’s stomach turn, as the two countries seek to double the value of bilateral agri-food trade. 

US petition seeks to ban Brazilian beef imports

A US beef industry-backed petition wants 100,000 signatures to put pressure on the White House to, in its own words, “ban unsafe imports” of Brazilian meat.

Brazil's meat firms face fraud attacks

Interpol wants international assistance in its investigation into alleged fraud against the Brazilian pork and poultry industry, with one trade association admitting the sector has been hit with external attacks, GlobalMeatNews can...

Leading lawyer joins South African poultry crisis fight

A leading human rights lawyer, who has prosecuted war criminals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has joined a protest group campaigning to stop exporters dumping unwanted chicken in South Africa.

US and China to ‘flesh out’ beef deal

White House representative Sean Spicer has confirmed Chinese president Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump did discuss expanding beef exports, amid rumours China has relaxed restrictions on US beef.

Meat The News

Watch: Brazil meat scandal

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal sent shockwaves through the animal protein industry – so naturally it is the best place to start in a new series of videos titled ‘Meat The...

News in brief

Meat defies decline of global food prices

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

Russia defends Brazil over rotten meat scandal

Russia has enhanced laboratory controls over meat imported from Brazil but will take no further action following the rotten meat scandal, according to Julia Melano, press secretary of Russia’s veterinary...

Mexico preparing export push if NAFTA fails

The Mexican government has begun preparing for a “negative outcome” should the North American Free Trade Association (NAFTA) crumble, according to Rabobank.

No health risk from Brazil’s meat scandal, says envoy

The Brazilian government is taking urgent and comprehensive action to fight corruption and collusion between food inspectors and Brazil’s meat industry, an envoy to Brussels has told this site. ...

Brazil meat scandal could spark billions in losses

Brazil’s rotten meat scandal may have weathered the worst of the storm, but financial losses from the corruption saga could still reach $4.8 billion (bn), Fitch Ratings has claimed.

Quiz: The month in meat news

A quiz on the month's biggest meat news - have you been paying attention to the global animal protein sector?

Brazil standing by export hope as meat scandal cools

The rotten meat scandal that rocked Brazil has not dented the country’s ambitious sales drive, according to the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC).

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.