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Eyeing alternatives – meat companies with stakes in meat-free

8 Jul 2020

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.

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.

Investor spotlight on animal protein over "pandemic risk"

3 Jun 2020

The global animal-protein industry is "vulnerable to zoonotic outbreaks and guilty of creating them", new research from an international investor group has claimed.

Covid-19 - JBS 'to take legal action' to re-open plant in Brazil 

19 May 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS is reportedly planning to take legal measures to reverse an order to shutter one of its plants to stop the spread of coronavirus.

JBS re-thinking supply route to China following Australia plants blow 

19 May 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has said it is confident it will be able to maintain its China supply line despite two of its plants being banned from exporting to the country.

Smithfield Foods confirms re-opening of Sioux Falls pork plant

7 May 2020

US meat heavyweight Smithfield Foods has confirmed a pork-processing facility hit by the Covid-19 outbreak will re-open today (7 May).

Meat giants Smithfield, JBS 're-opening select US plants'

5 May 2020

Reports from the US say that two meat giants are re-opening select plants closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Covid-19 - 'Cases surge at reopened JBS beef plant in Greeley, Colorado'

1 May 2020

Cases of Covid-19 at a US beef plant owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS have reportedly surged since the facility was reopened a week ago.

President Trump orders meat plants to stay open during pandemic

29 Apr 2020

President Donald Trump has intervened following the closure of US meat-processing plants and warnings of a shortage of produce on the shelves.

JBS plant in Wisconsin becomes fourth hit by Covid-19, two others reopen

27 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat packer JBS has closed a fourth US plant because of coronavirus, this time in the state of Wisconsin.

JBS closes pork facility hit by Covid-19 in US

21 Apr 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS will shut down a pork processing plant in Minnesota run by its US subsidiary after recording a number of Covid-19 cases.

Meat processing emerges as Covid-19 hot-spot in North America - analysis

15 Apr 2020

The meat industries in the US and Canada have seen factory suspensions and closures due to Covid-19. How can processors react? And what might be the impact on supply?

US poultry sector faces union criticism over Covid-19

14 Apr 2020

The US poultry sector's "delayed response" to coronavirus is "leaving most workers unprotected", a trade union representing thousands of workers across the food industry.

Meat giant JBS to shut US plant amid Covid-19 concerns

14 Apr 2020

JBS, the Brazil-based meat behemoth, has announced the closure of a beef production facility in the US amid reported multiple cases of Covid-19 at the plant.

Coronavirus - Brazil's JBS cuts beef production at US plant

31 Mar 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS plans to cut beef production at a facility in the US as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

Tulip in talks with workforce as UK plant faces closure

5 Mar 2020

Tulip, the UK meat company owned by US group Pilgrim's Pride, has announced it will enter talks with employee representatives at one of its UK plants which it is looking to close.

JBS-owned plant-based start-up Planterra set for nationwide US debut

4 Mar 2020

Planterra Foods, the plant-based protein start-up owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS, is planning a roll-out of its Ozo brand next month.

Plumrose USA to build bacon plant in Missouri

28 Feb 2020

Plumrose USA, a food business owned by Brazilian meat processor JBS, plans to build a new production facility in Missouri.

JBS to acquire US meat business Empire Packing Co.

19 Feb 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to acquire a US meat packing business and its retail meat brand for US$238m.

Brazil's JBS inks major Chinese supply deal with WH Group

28 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has signed a major distribution deal with Chinese peer WH Group for poultry, beef and pork products.

JBS adds more production capacity for Friboi unit in Brazil

14 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat behemoth JBS has announced yet another investment for its Friboi unit in Brazil to expand beef processing capacity.

Meat giant JBS opens new beef plant for Friboi unit

10 Jan 2020

Brazilian meat giant JBS has revealed it has built a new beef plant in the state of Mato Grosso that is now open for business.

JBS acquires margarine assets of Bunge Alimentos in Brazil

23 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat processor JBS has entered an agreement to acquire the margarine assets of a local entity, including three production facilities.

2019 - The year in food industry M&A

11 Dec 2019

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during 2019.

JBS to acquire processing plant in US from J&B Group

5 Dec 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has saved a processing plant in the US from closure via a lease agreement, with a view to taking ownership. 

JBS snaps up cold-meats business Frigorifico Marba

7 Nov 2019

Brazilian meat giant JBS has entered an agreement to acquire a local cold-meats business as it expands into value-added products. 

JBS-owned cured meat firm Rigamonti buys peer Brianza Salumi in all-Italian deal

25 Oct 2019

Italian cured meat specialist Rigamonti, owned by Brazilian meat giant JBS since 2011, has acquired a local peer for an undisclosed sum.

Pilgrim's Pride-owned UK meat group Tulip enters vegan arena

15 Oct 2019

Tulip, the UK-based meat product manufacturer, has revealed that it has a launched a plant-based brand.

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