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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

BRF re-opens Brazil plant hit by Covid-19

19 May 2020

BRF, the Brazil-based supplier of meat products and prepared foods, has re-opened a factory closed amid concerns over Covid-19.

Covid-19 - Court orders meat giant BRF to shut plant

13 May 2020

BRF, the Brazil-based meat and prepared foods giant, has been ordered to close one of its factories in its domestic market.

BRF enters deal for Joody Al Sharqiya Food Production Factory in Saudi Arabia

11 May 2020

Brazilian meat processor BRF said its indirectly-owned subsidiary Badi Ltd. has struck a deal to acquire a factory in Saudi Arabia.

Water supply issues force BRF to close facility

29 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat giant BRF is to temporarily close its domestic Rio Verde plant, it has said in a statement.

Meat processor BRF hires thousands to maintain production during Covid-19

2 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat giant BRF has announced a measure to help it maintain production and supply during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus - Brazilian meat processor BRF operating normally but protocols in place

13 Mar 2020

Brazilian meat processor BRF said its factories are operating normally amid the global coronavirus outbreak, which has now been declared a pandemic.

Two BRF plants suspended by Saudi Arabia in connection with Trapaca case

17 Feb 2020

Meat giant BRF said a Middle Eastern country has temporarily blocked chicken imports from two of its sites in Brazil.

Charges filed against former BRF employees for falsifying documents

5 Dec 2019

Brazilian prosecutors have formally administered charges on mostly former employees of meat processor BRF in connection with a criminal probe. 

BRF eyes construction of chicken plant in Saudi Arabia

29 Oct 2019

Brazilian meat processor BRF has entered a non-binding agreement with Saudi Arabian authorities to build a chicken products plant.

BRF 'admits to bribing inspectors' as corruption probe continues

2 Oct 2019

Brazilian meat processor BRF has reportedly admitted its part in a corruption scandal which involved bribing government inspectors.

Brazil's BRF sells stake in Singapore-based SATS Food Services

5 Sep 2019

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF said today (5 September) it is selling its stake in a frozen meat venture in Singapore.

BRF's list of CFO changes stack up as Carlos Alberto Bezerra de Moura installed

14 Aug 2019

BRF has announced a new finance chief to replace Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr., who has been filling the role on an interim basis since April after the previous CFO left the business.

BRF 'still interested in global meat merger'

24 Jul 2019

Brazilian meat giant BRF has spoken about the possibility of finding a partner to help increase its global reach, following the collapse of merger talks with local peer Marfrig.

Marfrig, BRF merger talks end without deal over "governance" issues

12 Jul 2019

Merger talks between Brazilian meat processors BRF and Marfrig Global Foods have ended without a deal following discussions that started in May.

Minority on BRF board 'resisted merger talks with Marfrig'

4 Jun 2019

The potential merger between Brazilian meat giants BRF and Marfrig has met some resistance, media reports have suggested.

Mixed reaction as meat giants Marfrig, BRF seek more muscle

3 Jun 2019

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sector. Market reaction, though, has been mixed.

Brazilian meat giants BRF and Marfrig in merger talks

31 May 2019

Brazilian meat packers Marfrig and BRF have made separate announcements to the country's stock exchange about their future plans.

Brazil's BRF loses another CFO as Ivan Monteiro departs for health reasons

26 Apr 2019

Brazil's BRF is set to lose its head of finance due to health reasons with the CFO having only joined the meat giant two months ago.

BRF elects Lorival Nogueira Luz to take CEO role from Pedro Pullen Parente

29 Mar 2019

BRF has elected Lorival Nogueira Luz Jr. to take the helm at the Brazilian meat giant as chief executive Pedro Pullen Parente's term expires.

Tyson buys BRF's European, Thai assets

7 Feb 2019

Tyson Foods, the US meat titan, has made another acquisition to give a boost to its overseas operations.

'Ivan Monteiro joins Brazil's BRF as finance chief from Petrobas'

6 Feb 2019

BRF has reportedly installed a new finance chief at the Brazilian meat giant in the latest senior management appointment.

BRF sells remaining Argentina asset

10 Jan 2019

Brazil-based food giant BRF has sold a clutch of assets in Argentina to two companies, marking its exit from the country.

BRF sells Argentinian business Avex for $50m

19 Dec 2018

Brazilian beef giant BRF has revealed that it has sold an Argentinian-based chicken and food products business for US$50m.

BRF sells QuickFood arm to Marfrig for $60m in all-Brazilian deal

7 Dec 2018

Brazilian meat heavyweight BRF has agreed to sell a processed food business in Argentina to a local peer.

Tyson linked with move for BRF international assets

26 Nov 2018

A US-based rival is reportedly a potential buyer for Thai and European assets of Brazilian meat giant BRF.

BRF turnaround will take at least two years - CEO

13 Nov 2018

Brazilian meat giant BRF's CEO Pedro Parente has revealed how long he thinks the company will remain in turnaround mode.

Two former BRF executives referred to prosecutors in connection with fraud probe

16 Oct 2018

Two former executives of Brazilian meat giant BRF have been referred to federal prosecutors by police in connection with an investigation into alleged fraud in 2017.

BRF CEO Pedro Parente to step down next year

9 Oct 2018

Pedro Parente, the CEO of Brazilian meat giant BRF, is to step down from the role next year.

Elcio Ito becomes CFO of Brazil's BRF

3 Sep 2018

Brazilian meat giant BRF has named Elcio Ito as its new chief financial officer to replace Lorival Nogueira Luz.







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