Brazil

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.

EU fears grow about South American beef imports

EU fears grow about South American beef imports

By Oscar Rousseau

The EU’s plan to import thousands of tonnes of South American beef is under fire from trade bodies who warn it could have a “devastating impact” on business.

Agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said there was 'hope' for exports

Brazil restarts processed beef exports to US

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply received some welcome news earlier this week with the announcement that processed beef from five of its slaughterhouses have been cleared to export to the US.

Mercosur would be 'devastating' for EU beef, warn farmers

Brussels facing farmer fire over Mercosur trade deal

By Oscar Rousseau

A body representing EU farmers has warned Brussels bureaucrats not to accept cheap meat imported from South American trade bloc Mercosur, produced to poorer standards than European protein.

Ask our experts anything related to meat packaging after the webinar

Last chance to register for packaging webinar

By Rod Addy

Time is running out to register for a free online event scheduled for tomorrow, exploring the latest developments in packaging to crack down on spoilage in meat export consignments.

José Batista Sobrinho has been named president of JBS

José Batista back in JBS president role

By Aidan Fortune

The board of directors of Brazilian processor JBS has unanimously elected José Batista Sobrinho, founder of JBS, as its president. 

SIAVS 2017 attracts some of the biggest names in Brazilian agribusiness and politics

SIAVS 2017

Brazil’s biggest meat event, in quotes

By Oscar Rousseau

One of the biggest meat trade shows in Brazil ended last week as the country sought to appease global food quality concerns, following the rotten meat scandal.