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Brazil's JBS earmarks investment for seven domestic plants

21 Apr 2021

Brazilian meat major JBS has announced it plans to invest in a number of domestic plants over the next three years.

Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free and cell-based meat

20 Apr 2021

With plant-based products growing in popularity and investment in lab-created products on the rise, we present a guide on how meat manufacturers are investing in the area.

JBS takeover will allow us to move faster – Vivera CEO

19 Apr 2021

Dutch plant-based protein business Vivera has explained the rationale behind its proposed sale to Brazilian meat giant JBS.

Brazil's JBS confirms deal for meat-free firm Vivera

19 Apr 2021

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a Europe headquartered meat-free company.

JBS said to be vying to acquire plant-based business Vivera

19 Apr 2021

Brazilian meat processor JBS is said to be in advanced talks to acquire a meat-free business in Europe.

JBS agrees to pay $20m settlement in US price-fixing case

8 Apr 2021

A US court has ruled on a settlement linked to price-fixing allegations against the local arm of Brazilian meat giant JBS.

JBS commits to net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2040

24 Mar 2021

Brazil-based meat giant JBS has made a new long-term commitment linked to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Meat giant JBS 'fined over Covid-19 outbreak'

22 Mar 2021

Brazilian meat giant JBS has reportedly been ordered to pay a fine by a local court in respect to damages related to a Covid-19 outbreak.

JBS takes flagship meat brand Seara into seafood

19 Mar 2021

Brazil-based meat behemoth JBS has launched a range of seafood products in its domestic market under its flagship brand.

Covid-19 and the food industry in 2021 – daily updates, Wednesday 10 March (free to read)

10 Mar 2021

As we enter 2021, just-food continues to provide daily updates on how Covid-19 is still affecting the world's packaged food sector – and how executives see the market taking shape.

Conagra 'in talks to sell hot-dog brand Hebrew National to JBS'

10 Mar 2021

A report from the US suggests local food heavyweight Conagra Brands is in talks to sell a well-known hot dog brand to a South American meat giant.

US Congress probing meatpackers over Covid deaths

1 Feb 2021

A US Congress panel is investigating three of the country's largest meatpacking businesses in relation to worker deaths at their facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meat giant JBS invests in Brazil plant

1 Feb 2021

Brazil-based meat processor JBS has expanded meat capacity at one of its plants via an investment in its subsidiary.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

Pilgrim's Pride eyes M&A for more balanced portfolio

2 Nov 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride has commented on whether acquisition activity could be a way to create a more balanced portfolio.

Pilgrim's Pride invests in US plant

16 Oct 2020

US-based meat major Pilgrim's Pride has outlined plans to invest in a processing facility in its domestic market.

JBS parent company settles US bribery suit

15 Oct 2020

The parent company of Brazilian meat giant JBS has taken action in relation to a foreign bribery charge in the US. 

Hefty fine for Pilgrim's Pride after price-fixing plea agreement

14 Oct 2020

US meat heavyweight Pilgrim's Pride has entered into a plea agreement with the country's Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to broiler chicken price-fixing.

US government issues new indictments in chicken price-fixing case

8 Oct 2020

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has taken further action in its ongoing investigation into broiler chicken price-fixing.

JBS announces Amazon deforestation fund

23 Sep 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has launched an initiative to help tackle deforestation in a region of its homeland.

End deforestation initiative in Brazil gets 'big meat' backing

18 Sep 2020

A Brazilian meat giant has signed up to an initiative to help end deforestation in its home market with a local peer reportedly following suit.

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.

JBS faces fine in US due to claims of Covid health and safety failings

14 Sep 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS is set to be fined US$15,615 in the US for Covid-19-related health and safety failings at one of its plants there.

JBS cuts hundreds of workers at Queensland plant in Australia

11 Sep 2020

Brazil-headquartered meat packer JBS is laying off hundreds of staff at a plant in Australia due to the market environment.

JBS-owned Plumrose USA to build new factory

10 Aug 2020

Packaged meat company Plumrose USA is to spend US$200m on an infrastructural project, it has announced.

Tesco calls on UK government to act on foods linked to deforestation

5 Aug 2020

Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket group, is asking for rules to be introduced on imports of deforestation-linked food.

JBS buys plant in US for beef products

31 Jul 2020

Brazilian meat group JBS, one of the largest in the sector worldwide, has acquired another processing facility in the US.

Domestic JBS plant 'again ordered to close by Brazil court'

30 Jun 2020

JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has reportedly been ordered to close one of its domestic factories amid concerns about Covid-19 – a plant that was also closed recently. 

New products – Mars launches M&M’s bars in France; JBS offshoot Planterra Foods unveils Ozo meat-free in US; More products join line-up of Asia meat-free brand OmniPork

19 Jun 2020

This week, we report on product news including major French milk brand Candia extending into plant-based drinks and Canada's Maple Leaf Foods launching a "fusion protein" range.

Tyson, Cargill, National Beef, JBS 'under scrutiny in US over pricing'

8 Jun 2020

The US Department of Justice has reportedly issued an order to four meat processors for information over possible anti-trust violations.

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