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Oct 14, 2020 by reuters
Brazil's J&F Investimentos, parent company of the world's largest meatpacker JBS pleaded guilty to violations of the U.S. Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay $256 million in criminal fines.
Sep 10, 2020 by reuters
The U.S. Labor Department has cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major U.S. meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected workers.
Aug 28, 2020 by reuters
Taiwan paved the way for an eventual free trade deal with the United States on Friday by announcing an easing of restrictions on the import of U.S. beef and pork, as they look to boost ties with Washington.
Aug 27, 2020 by reuters
China made its largest weekly U.S. beef purchases on record last week, followed by its biggest U.S. corn deals in almost a month this week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data released on Thursday.
Aug 25, 2020 by reuters
Several plants have been suspended in Brazil but only one has in the U.S., where more than 16,000 meatpacking workers in dozens of plants have been infected with coronavirus.
Jun 24, 2020 by reuters
Two U.S. Senate Democrats are pressing meatpackers to disclose by month's end how much pork, beef and chicken they have shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak while warning of possible meat shortages at home.
Jun 23, 2020 by reuters
China, the world's top meat importer, said on Tuesday a Brazilian beef exporter and a pork plant in Britain had voluntarily suspended exports because of coronavirus infections.
Jun 15, 2020 by reuters
Nationwide, 30% to 50% of meatpacking employees were absent last week, said Mark Lauritsen, a vice president at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW).
Jun 01, 2020 by reuters
China has told state-owned firms to halt purchases of soybeans and pork from the United States, two people familiar with the matter said.
May 22, 2020 by reuters
U.S. frozen pork inventories fell in April, when they typically rise, and beef inventories dropped more than normal as COVID-19 shut slaughterhouses and prompted grocers to limit customers' buying, USDA data show.
May 12, 2020 by reuters
JBS SA, whose meatpacking plants in Brazil and in the United States have been hit by coronavirus outbreaks, said it was donating 700 million reais ($120 million) to initiatives aimed at combating the pandemic.
May 04, 2020 by reuters
The coronavirus crisis will continue to idle U.S. meat plants and slow production, Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday.
Apr 28, 2020 by reuters
President Donald Trump plans to use the Defense Production Act to mandate that meat processing plants owned by Tyson Foods Inc and other companies remain open.