All news articles for May 2017

It it was of the biggest leniency fines ever made in Brazil, local media claim

JBS shareholder to pay huge $3bn corruption fine

By Oscar Rousseau

J&F Investimentos, the holding company of the world’s largest meatpacker JBS, at the heart of a huge corruption scandal, has been fined billions of dollars by Brazilian prosecutors.

Food safety tests found 17% of sampled chicken had traces of E.coli bacteria

Levels of contamination in Finnish chicken static

By John Pagni

The chair of Finland’s Broiler Association (Suomen Broileryhdistys) Suvi Rantala-Sarjeant has told GlobalMeatNews there is no consistent rise in levels of so-called drug-resistant super bacteria found in Finland-sold fresh chicken. 

New JBS chairman Tarek Farahat said he wanted to 'restore trust' in the company

JBS appoints Tarek Farahat as chairman

By Oscar Rousseau

Beleaguered Brazilian meatpacker JBS has appointed the former Procter & Gamble chief Tarek Farahat as its new chairman of the board.

The tough antibiotic vancomycin fights bacteria in three different ways

Modified antibiotic won't change meat sector plans

By Oscar Rousseau

A modified antibiotic that is more potent to bacteria and could make it easier to fight life-threatening superbugs is unlikely to change meat industry plans to cut medicine use.

The local meat slaughter bill does not have many industry supporters

US meat industry against PRIME Act introduction

By Aidan Fortune

The US meat industry has reacted unfavourably to the potential introduction of legislation that would allow individual states to distribute products intrastate with fewer regulations.

An export rise has given meatpacker CIA Aboliv a profit boost

Romanian meat company to boost exports as sales rise

By Jaroslaw Adamowski

Romanian meatpacker CIA Aboliv to post revenue of €18 million in 2017 - an increase of 20%from last year - and raise the share of exports in its sales to up to 15%, according to senior company representatives.