JBS pulls plug on Planterra Foods US plant-based meat operation

JBS pulls plug on Planterra Foods US plant-based meat operation

By Elaine Watson

Meat giant JBS has pulled the plug on its US plant-based meat division Planterra Foods just over two years after debuting the ‘OZO’ brand at Kroger in summer 2020, and is closing a 189,000 square foot factory it opened in Denver in December 2021.

Friboi to extend Nelore promotional scheme

Friboi to extend Nelore promotional scheme

By Aidan Fortune

JBS’ Friboi brand and the Association of Nelore Breeders of Brazil (ANCB) have extended their promotional partnership to continue throughout 2020.

JBS to open two more waste recycling facilities. Photo: JBS

JBS to expand its recycling operations with two more facilities

By Jenny Eagle

JBS Ambiental, part of JBS food company which owns Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, and Gold’n Plump, is celebrating after expanding its waste management business, recycling 17,000 tons of material in 2019, reflecting a 15% year-on-year...

Picture: Planterra Foods

JBS enters plant-based meat arena via Planterra Foods with OZO brand

By Elaine Watson

Meat giant JBS is making a big push into the plant-based meat arena via a new subsidiary – Boulder, CO-based Planterra Foods – which will make its debut in grocery stores across the US in mid-April with refrigerated burgers, grounds, and meatballs under...

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.

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.

JBS will now proceed with its $300 asset sale to Brazilian rival Minerva

Court lifts JBS asset freeze

By Oscar Rousseau

JBS has had its ban on the sale of assets to rival Minerva lifted by a Brazilian court, as the world’s largest meatpacker copes with the fallout from a corruption scandal. 

JBS wants to restore trust in its brand after a tainted meat scandal

Brazil’s JBS appoints two executives

By Oscar Rousseau

Meatpacker JBS SA has appointed Gilberto Xandó to its board of directors and Marcelo Proença as global head of compliance.

It it was of the biggest leniency fines ever made in Brazil, local media claim

JBS shareholder to pay huge $3bn corruption fine

By Oscar Rousseau

J&F Investimentos, the holding company of the world’s largest meatpacker JBS, at the heart of a huge corruption scandal, has been fined billions of dollars by Brazilian prosecutors.

JBS does not expect the corruption sting to hurt its reputation

JBS not directly targeted in corruption sting

By Kakie Roubaud

Brazil’s JBS claims it has not been harmed by Brazilian police raids earlier this month as the country’s ongoing corruption investigations - dubbed ‘Operation Sepsis’ - continue.

More processors are moving from gestation crates to the housing system

End of gestation crates for JBS SA

By Michelle Perrett

JBS SA, which owns Seara, Brazil’s second largest pork producer, has revealed plans to phase out of the use of gestation crates for breeding sows by 2016. 

JBS has developed a daily monitoring system for its cattle suppliers

Brazilian food giant reports progress in pledge to preserve Amazon

By Helen Arnold

Brazilian food processing giant JBS, which has publicly pledged not to purchase cattle from ranches responsible for deforestation inside the Amazon Biome region, has reported that of 12,221 sales in 2014, only four were from non-conforming farms, according...

JBS sees profits rocket

JBS announces profit jump in 2013

By Georgi Gyton

Global meat company JBS has revealed net profits increased by 28.9% to BRL926.9m ($403.75m) in its full-year results for 2013.


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