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JBS invests in analytical laboratories to enhance safety standards

By Ashley Williams

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JBS invests in analytical laboratories to enhance safety standards
JBS has built two analytical laboratories in Campo Grande and Redenção as part of its commitment to prioritise food quality and safety standards.

The Campo Grande laboratory, which was inaugurated in March, has an area focused on microbiological and physico-chemical analysis. The laboratory will also initiate, during the middle of 2018, molecular biology analysis for some species of microorganisms in beef, with the objective of identifying these elements from the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique.

The PCR technique is used in molecular biology to amplify a single copy or a few copies of a segment of DNA across several orders of magnitude, generating thousands to millions of copies of a particular DNA sequence.

The Redenção laboratory, which is scheduled to begin its analysis in the second half of this year, will also carry out microbiological and physico-chemical analysis to support JBS Carnes’ plants.

“The quest for continued evolution in food safety and quality is an old practice at JBS and addresses the breakthroughs of disruptive technologies in animal husbandry,"​ said Emilia Raucci, director of quality assurance at JBS Carnes.

“This analysis has a preventive character to the process controls and contributes to mitigate possible contaminations. In this way, we ensure the consumer a high-quality product.”

JBS has 10 in-house laboratories that are responsible for conducting microbiological, physico-chemical and chemical residue analyses necessary to meeting operating routines, as well as customer and government requirements

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