Brazil

Clean food start-up JUST also counts a Saudi Arabian prince as one of its boardroom directors

Ex-BRF CEO joins lab-grown meat firm’s board

By Oscar Rousseau

The former CEO of Brazilian food company BRF, Pedro de Andrade Faria, has agreed to join the board of directors at JUST, a start-up growing real meat in San Francisco labs.

An SABC TV segment found that Brazilian chicken be thawed and refrozen multiple times before reaching shoppers

Brazilian chicken a ‘serious health risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s antidumping PR machine has claimed it’s “no surprise” imported Brazilian chicken could be thawed and refrozen before reaching consumers, an allegation reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

Hormel's NPD push comes after it recently acquired a California-based salami firm and value-added Brazilian business

News in brief

Hormel launches ‘no prep’ pork loins

By Oscar Rousseau

US meat processor Hormel Foods is targeting convenience-hungry consumers with a loin filet range that requires no prep or clean up.

Strong beef supply has weighed down the average carcase value of cattle

Global meat prices slip in December

By Oscar Rousseau

International meat prices dropped last month, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index.

JBS will made luxury beef cuts, like the picanha, avialable to at 400 shops

Luxury JBS steak hits 400 supermarkets

By Oscar Rousseau

One of the world’s largest meatpackers, JBS, has launched its 14-strong premium steak range across Brazilian supermarkets for the first time ever.

JBS opens revamped dried meat facility

JBS opens revamped dried meat facility

By Aidan Fortune

Processor JBS opened the new facilities of its newly refurbished charque and dried meat plant in Santana de Parnaíba in Brazil following an R$18 million investment.

Mercosur talks haven't progressed as far along as some parties may have hoped

EU talks with Mercosur stall

By Oscar Rousseau

A political agreement outlining major points of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the EU has stalled, disappointing Brazilians who had hoped to wrap it up this week.