Safety & Legislation

Prosecutors called the actions of Batista brothers Joesley and Wesley (pictured) 'illegal'

JBS Batista brothers charged with insider trading

By Oscar Rousseau

Joesley and Wesley Batistia, the billionaire brothers of scandal-rocked Brazilian meatpacker JBS, have been charged with insider trading by prosecutors who allege the duo pocketed over US$30m.

Food safety experts claim Russia needs to rewrite its meat traceability laws

ASF-infected meat detected in Russian plants

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Meat products infected with African swine fever (ASF) have been detected on retail shelves in at least two Russian regions, Pskov Oblast and Khabarovsk Krai, according to Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor.

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

Russia’s Cherkizovo suspected of tax evasion

By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russian law enforcement agencies have said they will conduct a detailed investigation into criminal allegations against Cherkizovo, Russia’s leading pork and poultry producer.

FAO: Step up vaccinations or face disease outbreak

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO

By Oscar Rousseau

Eastern Europe and the Balkans risk outbreaks of a deadly cattle disease if they fail to step up cow vaccinations, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The European Court of Justice ruling regarding export refunds will maintain the status quo

EU poultry verdict changes little

By Rod Addy

Export refunds are still denied to EU poultry traders after a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling constituting the latest development in a seven-year saga. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new metal detection platform

New metal detector from Thermo Fisher Scientific

By Aidan Fortune

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new metal detection platform that boasts the ability to identify contaminants that are up to 70% smaller than previous technologies. 

Former JBS chairman Joesley Batista resigned in May amid a corruption probe

Brazil tape may have 'repercussions' for Batista

By Oscar Rousseau

Prosecutors have claimed a taped conversation between billionaire tycoon and former chairman of JBS Joesley Batista and another witness threatens the terms of a leniency deal that plunged Brazil’s President into chaos.

A price fixing investigation into Tyson Foods has been dropped

Tyson Foods price-fixing probe ends

By Oscar Rousseau

An investigation into allegations of chicken price fixing by meat giant Tyson Foods has been dropped by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).