Brazil

DAT-Schaub CEO Jan Roelsgaard has eyes on more acquisitions in 2018

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Brazil ‘scandals’ no concern, says DAT-Schaub CEO

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian corruption and food safety scandals do not alarm leading natural casings supplier DAT-Schaub, which aims to double the profits of four South American firms it acquired this week.

Novorossiysk is Russia's most important port linking trade to Asia, Europe and South America

Russia bans Brazilian meat

By Eugene Vorotnikov

A ban on all beef and pork imports from Brazil, the largest meat importer to Russia, has been imposed by the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), over concerns about the detection of a forbidden hormone.

BRF was boosted by a solid rise in volume sales of processed meat products

BRF curbs spend amid economic crisis

By Oscar Rousseau

One the world’s largest meatpackers, BRF, has cut its investment spend as its home country, Brazil, slowly recovers from a two-year economic recession.

Deforestation of the Amazon is down 70% between 2004 and 2016, according to Apex-Brasil

Brazil to improve sustainability image

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s reputation was tarnished by a tainted meat scandal, but the biggest country in South America is working hard to improve its status as a sustainable food giant.

JBS reopens suspended sites

JBS reopens suspended sites

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian processor JBS has reopened production facilities in Mato Grosso do Sul following a temporary closure stemming from a court-ordered asset seize last week.

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.