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Brazil's JBS, world's top meat-packer, posts better-than-expected results

Aug 13 2020

SAO PAULO Brazil's JBS SA on Thursday posted second-quarter net profits nearly twice as high as the average of analysts' estimates, buoyed by a strong performance in its beef and pork divisions in the United States and at home.

UPDATE 2-Brazil's JBS, world's top meat-packer, posts better-than-expected results

Aug 13 2020

SAO PAULO, Aug 13 Brazil's JBS SA on Thursday posted second-quarter net profits nearly twice as high as the average of analysts' estimates, buoyed by a strong performance in its beef and pork divisions in the United States and at home.

Coronavirus contaminated chicken came from Brazil's Aurora, Chinese local government says

Aug 13 2020

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO The Chinese city of Shenzhen's government on Thursday identified a Brazilian meat plant owned by Aurora, the country's third largest processor of chicken and pork, as the source of chicken wings that tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Brazil's BRF flags challenges of coronavirus testing for meat, guarantees safety

Aug 13 2020

SAO PAULO Brazilian food company BRF SA faces challenges meeting Chinese demands to test meat for potential coronavirus contamination, executives said on Thursday, adding the company lost export business in the second quarter amid the pandemic.

Brazil judge orders JBS to test workers for COVID-19 under 10-day deadline: ruling

Aug 12 2020

SAO PAULO A Brazil labor judge on Wednesday gave meat producer JBS SA 10 days to medically screen workers at its Garibaldi chicken plant and also pay for COVID-19 testing for every worker, according to a copy of the ruling seen by Reuters.

Brazil's BRF registers 1,138 COVID-19 cases at a single meat plant, state data shows

Aug 10 2020

SAO PAULO A single BRF SA unit accounted for about 29% of COVID-19 cases at slaughterhouses in Brazil's Parana state, according to the most recent data available, underscoring the challenges for stemming outbreaks at meat plants.

Brazilian food processor JBS offers 5,200 new jobs in modernization push, pandemic response

Aug 07 2020

SAO PAULO Food processor JBS SA is hiring 5,200 additional workers in Brazil, seeking to boost output in a key export base while fending off the threat of the novel coronavirus, which disrupted some its plants in the second quarter.

Brazil prosecutors call for JBS to suspend chicken plant for COVID-19 tests

Aug 06 2020

SAO PAULO Labor prosecutors called on Thursday for meatpacker JBS SA to suspend work at a plant in southern Brazil and test employees there for COVID-19 after an investigation into an outbreak at the plant, according to court documents.

Elanco's Brazil unit taps new executive as $6.89 billion Bayer deal concluded

Aug 03 2020

SAO PAULO Sérgio Schuler was appointed director general of Elanco Animal Health Inc's Brazil unit after the U.S.-based veterinary products firm completed its acquisition of Bayer's animal health division on Monday.

Nordea drops JBS shares over environment, COVID-19 response

Aug 01 2020

SAO PAULO Nordea Asset Management has decided to exclude shares of JBS SA worth about 40 million euros from all of its funds this month based on the company's environmental record and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement sent to Reuters on Tuesday.

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